Young at Art is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in Northern Ireland through the arts.

Creative Child pant explaining to friend

As part of this commitment, Young at Art delivers a host of engagement programmes for children, young people, and adults in several areas of art and creativity. These programmes aim to ensure that quality arts engagement and education are accessible to all children and young people, and to the adults in their lives.

CREATIVE CHILD - arts-based engagement programme working with nursery and primary school children, their teachers and parents

CREATIVE TEACHER - teacher development programme designed to mentor and support teachers in creative learning techniques

VISUAL ARTS ENGAGEMENT - special participant-led engagement projects such as COLOUR OF SOUND and HOME 


  • Creative ChildPost Visual Art Edenderry

    Creative Child

    Creative Child is a programme of direct contact creative experiences using arts-based engagement to explore and foster confidence, imaginative skills, and critical thinking skills with children.

  • Creative Teacher

    Creative Teacher is a two-year teacher development programme designed to mentor and support teachers in creative learning techniques.

  • Creative Child Extended Experience Nettlefield Nursery

    Access all areas

    Access All Areas is an access and engagement programme for children and young people with special needs, learning disabilities, including those with neurodiverse and/or autistic spectrum conditions and other sensory or communication needs that ran during BCF20.

  • Journeys and Stories

    Journeys and Stories

    Journeys and Stories is a school’s engagement programme exploring the challenges faced by newcomers to Belfast. The project was developed in partnership with and piloted in Fane Street Primary School in Spring 2020.

  • Young at Art Collective

    Young at Art is very excited to announce the first year of the Young at Art Collective!! Are you a young person aged 7 – 11, who loves drama, art, dance, and all things creative? Then the YAA Collective could be just what you are looking for!