• HOME OF THE BELFAST CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

    Click here to watch highlights from our 21st Belfast Children's Festival, on 8-13 March 2019.

  • The Big Picture

    Here's a glimpse into our 'The Big Picture' project with Laureate na nÓg

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is

    Click here to watch highlights from Home is Where the Heart Is: a very special Fighting Words Belfast creative writing project for pupils from five schools across Belfast, in partnership with New Lodge Arts.

Welcome to Young at Art, Northern Ireland's leading arts provider for children and young people aged from 0 - 18 years. 

Young at Art is home to Northern Ireland's flagship international arts and cultural event for children, the Belfast Children's Festival (8-13 March 2019).

Young at Art engages with children and adults through a host of engagement programmes:

Creative Child - arts-based engagement programme working with nursery and primary school children, their teachers and parents.

Creative Writing: Fighting Words Belfast - a centre for creative writing, offering free workshops to schools and youth groups, plus weekly Write Club, and other special projects.

Visual Arts and Families - special participant-led engagement projects plus encouraging more families to experience visual arts. 

A social enterprise agency 'Young at Art Events', delivers unique and unforgettable theatre and arts events to children and families, with an extensive events portfolio, including arts workshopsBaby RaveCulture Babies, and much, much more. In fact Baby Rave was developed by Young at Art in 2005 for its own international festival. Since then it has appeared regularly in Northern Ireland with a growing presence internationally. We can also create bespoke events and undertake commissions for a range of activities from education programmes to large public events like the 2012 Land of Giants spectacular. 

In addition, Young at Art offers professional trainingspecial ticketing schemes for schools and youth groups, resources, and support for developing theatre for young audiences.

What's On

  • Children's Arts Festival 2019

    Mon 22 Jul 2019 to Sat 17 Aug 2019

    Island Arts Centre

    Delivered by Young at Art, the annual Festival returns with sculpture, street art, costume design, jewellery making, photography & much more

  • Wake the Giant Festival

    Sun 25 Aug 2019

    Clonallan Park, Warrenpoint Sunday, August 25, 10am-6pm  

  • Write Club at Duncairn - Summer Version

    Wed 17 Jul 2019 to Wed 28 Aug 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Meetings are Wednesdays at the Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, from 3 - 5 p.m. during the summer (an hour earlier than usual).

  • Belfast Children's Festival 2020

    Fri 06 Mar 2020 to Wed 11 Mar 2020

    Young at Art
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    Save the dates! Friday 6- Wednesday 11 March 2020

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