Three new Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYP) will be based in the Cork ETB, Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB and Galway Roscommon ETB regions. These new partnerships, which will commence in mid-2021 brings the total number of LCYPs to six.
The LCYPs combine a wide range of human and infrastructural resources to develop and provide out-of-school creative activities for children and young people that complement and work with the formal school settings.
The partnerships will bring together the ETBs (including youth officers and other relevant personnel), local authorities (arts officers, Creative Ireland coordinators, heritage officers, librarians etc.), education centres, representatives of the local early years’ sector (County Childcare Committee), representatives of the non-formal education sector, relevant Government Department representatives and local cultural and creativity resources.
Each LCYP is afforded support by Hub na nÓg, which is a service of the Department of Children and a centre of excellence on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.
The three LCYPs that have been piloted since 2019 are based in the Kerry ETB, Laois and Offaly ETB and Limerick and Clare ETB areas.