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Us, art and the community (Youth Initiative 2009)


Us, Art and the Community

What happens when young people create an art exhibition to give expression to their ideas and opinions on the themes of social inclusion, participation and identity?

Us, Art and the Community was a youth initiative supported by the Youth in Action programme. The initiative was led by a group of 6 young people from the Mayfield area of Cork City, Ireland, who had few links to youth services.

 

Participants were aged between 15 and 17. Not all were still in education. Two members of the group were of Roma origin and had questions about their identity that they wanted to explore. The young people looked at many topics including health, the environment, participation, identity and team-building.

 

Do you want to do a youth initiative? Get in touch with the Swiss National Agency of the Youth in Action programme.