Young at Art


YAA Collective

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Main Grants

Grant awarded

£35,729 over 36 months


A new children’s forum to advise and support this key Belfast-based organisation. Activities include an annual programme of creative workshops, cultural visits, facilitated discussion, and ideas tank sessions. More details.

Who, what, where

  • Children 4-11 years, from the local community
  • Dance, theatre, visual arts
  • Child’s voice, equality of access to the arts, positive mental health, raising aspirations
  • Northern Ireland, Belfast

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This was an excellent proposal that supports Young at Art to test and implement change in how it works with children on an institutional level:  offering a variety of creative experiences, involving them in creative decision-making, and listening to their voices and views across the organisation. Partnership with Ulster University as project evaluators adds academic weight to the project.