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  • Start your Little Festival Adventure with Translink

    Young at Art is excited to be taking over two Translink trains travelling from Bangor at 12.27pm (Saturday 11th March) and Derry/ Londonderry at 11.33am (Sunday 12th March) into the free family fun days running as part of the annual Belfast Children's Festival.
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  • Sustrans Fun Family Cycle to Belfast Children’s Festival at Botanic Gardens

    Take part in a family-friendly bike ride this Spring and prove the expression that happiness is the journey not just the destination. Discover too that a day out in Belfast doesn’t have to mean driving frantically around looking for a car park space.
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  • Belfast Cathedral grant supports festival accessibility

    Young at Art wish to thank the Belfast Cathedral for awarding a grant to support our special access programme during the 2017 festival.
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  • Belfast Children's Festival Launch 2017

    19th annual Belfast Children's Festival programme launched under new Director Eibhlin de Barra
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  • Call for Exhibition Submissions

    Titanic Belfast looking for contributions for their Inspire Exhibition ...
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  • “Under Napoleon’s Nose” gets a new partner

    Young at Art’s Visual Arts & Families Project with Cliftonville Integrated Primary and artist Ann Donnelly are delighted to announce support for the project by Ulster University
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  • Creative Child welcomes a new team

    Creative Child kicks off with a new team and in depth training in Cultúrlann Mc Adam Ó Fiaich
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  • Degree Enhancement Programme

    During January Young at Art will be delivering our “All About Play” Drama Training to trainee teachers in Stranmillis University College
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  • Calling all Education & Arts professionals ...

    All About Play 2017 training course
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  • Under Napoleon’s Nose

    Young at Art’s Visual Arts & Families Project with Cliftonville Integrated Primary gets underway with Ms. Thompson’s P4 class and artist Ann Donnelly
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  • Creative Child embraces the Irish Language

    In 2017 Creative Child will be running a pilot Irish language version of the project in the Gaeltacht Quarter in West Belfast
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  • Creative Child moves EAST

    Young at Art is delighted to announce the Creative Child Project is moving into East Belfast
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  • NI4Kids Family Awards

    Nominate your family stars ...
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  • Enjoy Christmas 2016 with Translink

    Translink and Young at Art have Christmas 2016 all wrapped up for families in Northern Ireland.
    Art Workshops & Themed Events
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  • Call out for 'Exposure' Artists and Companies

    Young at Art, in association with Theatre NI, will present the best work for children and young audiences from Northern Ireland as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival 10-15 March 2017.
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  • New Patrons Announced

    Fighting Words Belfast is excited to announce that Paul Muldoon and Lucy Caldwell will join the internationally acclaimed line-up of project patrons.
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  • Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2017

    Young at Art is excited to be short-listed for the 'New Sponsor' Award for our partnership with Translink
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  • #500000 Thank Yous

    One of our funders, the National Lottery, is celebrating 500,000 grant awards, help spread the news!
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  • Visual Arts & Families Project 2017

    Young at Art is delighted to announce our new Visual Arts Project in conjunction with Belfast Children’s Festival 2017
    Visual Arts & Families
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  • Teacher Training Dates Announced

    Calling all teachers – All About Play 2017 training course now open for bookings
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  • Strengthening the Partnership

    Young at Art is delighted to announce the strengthening of our relationship with Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich through in-kind support for Creative Child 2017
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  • Translink on board for BCF17

    Young at Art is excited to announce its partnership with Translink is extending into another year, inviting children and adults over Northern Ireland to embark on a variety of creative journeys
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  • Craftworks is now open in Eason Belfast

    Paper craft, needle craft and much more...
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  • Roddy Doyle launches his new children's book in Belfast

    Fighting Words patron Roddy Doyle arrives in Belfast to introduce his new book illustrated by Chris Judge, ‘Rover and the Big Fat Baby’ to local children.
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  • Young Critics On The Edge 2016

    Two Perspectives from Northern Ireland
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  • Fighting Words Belfast at Awesome Authors

    Fighting Words Belfast ran six story-making and illustrating workshops at CBBC’s Awesome Authors event, in collaboration with Jam Media.
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  • KinderKids Sneak Preview

    Kinderkids have partnered with Fighting Words Belfast to introduce a brand new creative writing workshop, as part of Fighting Words Belfast's collaboration with BAFTA Award-winning animators JAM Media and Children's BBC.
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  • Young Critics On the Edge

    Two successful young people from Northern Ireland are Birmingham-bound this July
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  • Volunteers Required for BBC's Awesome Author's Mega-Event in Belfast

    Fighting Words Belfast is collaborating with BAFTA Award-winning animators JAM Media at a CBBC event in Finaghy Library on Saturday, 16 and Sunday 17th July.
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  • Punkey the Monkey arrives in Belfast

    Glenn Patterson helps celebrate Crosswords – a cross-community, cross-border creative writing project by Fighting Words Belfast and Fighting Words Dublin in North Belfast.
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  • Celebrate Volunteers Week

    Taking place now from 1st -12th June 2016 ...
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  • ‘Get On Board’ Northern Ireland’s first ever Bus and Train Week

    Young at Art is encouraging families in NI to take a creative journey with Translink for bus and rail week...
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  • PJ Lynch announced as Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D. Higgins

    Belfast born author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature.
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  • Call for young arts lovers to apply for the 'Young Critics' programme

    Are you interested in watching theatre, discovering how and why theatre is made, and learning how to critically discuss, analyse, and review Theatre For Young Audiences?
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  • Connswater Take the Longest Story Ever Told Challenge

    Shoppers young and old add to The Longest Story Ever Told at Connswater Shopping Centre
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  • Eisenhower Fellow Kelly Pollock visits Belfast

    Young at Art and Fighting Words Belfast are looking forward to welcoming Eisenhower Fellow, Kelly Pollock to Belfast this May.
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  • Young at Art announces appointment of new Director

    Young at Art, Northern Ireland’s leading arts provider for children and young people, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eibhlin de Barra as its new Director with immediate effect.
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  • Katie's Birthday Party On Tour

    Young at Art is excited to announce that Katie’s Birthday Party will be going on a UK/ European tour at the start of June.
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  • Crosswords

    Calling all writing mentors, illustrators and story-makers! Fighting Words Belfast volunteers required ...
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  • Creative Child project in full swing

    Its already April and our Creative Children are more than mid way through their Creative Child experience for this year.
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  • Happy Birthday Fighting Words Belfast

    Fighting Words Belfast celebrates its 1st birthday
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  • Castle building, boat racing, stories and more for families this Easter at Hillsborough Castle

    Easter weekend (26-29 March) at Hillsborough Castle promises to be adventure packed with a variety of fun family activities for all ages.
    Art Workshops & Themed Events
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  • BELFAST CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL CAPTURES ‘SPIRIT OF BELFAST’

    Clowning around in Corn Market
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  • LOOK OUT FOR DEER CROSSING

    Deer spotted in Buoy Park, Belfast
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  • CBI Book of the Year short-list announced today

    Nine titles will compete for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2016, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland.
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  • “Reading and writing saved my life”

    Review of Sheena Wilkinson 'Meet the Author' event at BCF16
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  • Dublin Author and Illustrator Holds Children Spellbound in Eason’s

    An entertaining mix of puppetry, drawing and reading by Dublin born children’s book author and illustrator, Marie Lousie Fitzpatrick
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  • Dublin Author and Illustrator Holds Children Spellbound in Eason’s

    An entertaining mix of puppetry, drawing and reading by Dublin born children’s book author and illustrator, Marie Lousie Fitzpatrick
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  • Dublin Author and Illustrator Holds Children Spellbound in Eason’s

    An entertaining mix of puppetry, drawing and reading by Dublin born children’s book author and illustrator, Marie Lousie Fitzpatrick
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  • Dublin Author and Illustrator Holds Children Spellbound in Eason’s

    An entertaining mix of puppetry, drawing and reading by Dublin born children’s book author and illustrator, Marie Lousie Fitzpatrick
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  • David Turner takes trip down memory lane

    Local artist David Turner dropped by his old primary school, Blythefield in South Belfast, who were taking part in an art workshop as part of Translink's 'Get Behind the Hub!' art competition.
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  • Young at Art and Translink encourage pupils to ‘Get Behind the Hub’

    Young at Art is currently running a series of art workshops (kindly funded by the Arts & Business NI's investment programme) in South Belfast schools encouraging young people to enter Translink’s ‘Get Behind the Hub’ art competition.
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  • Explore Belfast by bike with free family fun events

    Organised by Sustrans NI
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  • EASON OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES SPONSORSHIP OF FIGHTING WORDS BELFAST

    Eason invites schools, community groups and volunteers to get involved with Fighting Words.
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  • ALL ABOARD THE YOUNG AT ART EXPRESS

    Young at Art invite families on a #creativejourney to Belfast Children's Festival 2016
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  • RECRUITING NEW DIRECTOR

    NI’s premiere international children’s arts provider seeks candidates with original and imaginative thinking to take this exciting organisation to its next stage of growth.
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  • Towering Tales Creative Writing Competition

    Have you a passion for writing? Ever dreamed of getting your stories recognised?
    Event Management
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  • Film Stars Required

    Find out how to take part in a fun-filled day of filming around Belfast's art galleries.
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  • Statement from the Chair of Young at Art, Patricia Freedman on behalf of the Board of Directors

    After 12 years with Young at Art, our wonderful Director, Ali FitzGibbon, is moving on to a new role and will be leaving the company following the 2016 Belfast Children’s Festival in March.
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  • Job Opportunities with Young at Art

    We are excited to announce that we are currently recruiting for two posts within the organisation.
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