Research project funded through the Arts Council’s Collaboration Scheme.

The research is commissioned by the local authority Arts Services of Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexfordand Waterford together with Creative Ireland Waterford and facilitated by Waterford YouthArts.

The Youth Arts Now project dates from early 2018 when Waterford Youth Arts submitted anapplication for Youth Arts Now in response to a Creative Ireland call for ideas and submissionson the creative potential for young people in Ireland. The aim is to hold conferences, createa network, and ultimately change the landscape for youth arts in Ireland – leading to aNational Youth Arts Policy, A Youth Arts Funding Stream, and A Youth Arts Network.