North West Youth to Get Creative

Posted on: 5th October 2011

The Artskills Project, at the Playhouse - funded by the Department of Employment and Learning, the European Social Fund and the Arts Council - has been designed with young people in mind, particularly those who have felt disillusioned by traditional education methods.


Aimed at the 16 - 24 age group - many of whom with a literacy deficit and not in education, employment and training - the project uses the arts as an alternative medium to developing literacy encompassing the four core elements of Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing.


Artskills Project Coordinator Emmajane Logue said: "Not only will young adults participating obtain UK recognised qualifications in Arts, Literacy and ICT, the course has been designed to help develop their confidence, self esteem and employability."


The weekly course upskills participants in OCN Level 1 in Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Web Design, Film & Video, Performance and CCEA Literacy and lasts a total of 15 weeks.


Eibhlin Boydell, Project Coordinator added: "Artskills affords participants the opportunity to partake in creative workshops, which may foster a long term interest and even a desire to forge a career in the arts."


Registration for the next course is taking place right now - course commencing mid October. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Emma or Eibhlin on 028 71268027, email:



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