Youth proramme for schools

BAF school project initiative

The school project initiative, introduced in 2018, as part of the Boyle Arts Festival, was designed with the goal of deepening children’s engagement with the arts and Boyle Arts Festival. This initiative served not only to increase awareness and involvement among the young participants but also to foster a broader conversation about the arts within educational settings and family homes. By providing children with the opportunity to have their art displayed at the festival, the organisers aim to build excitement and spark creativity, encouraging students to look forward to the event with anticipation.

This involvement at a young age can lead to a lifelong appreciation for the arts, and more importantly, a sustained pride in the local community and its cultural events. The experience of seeing their artwork publicly acknowledged and appreciated not only boosts the children’s confidence but also fosters a strong sense of community identity. As these children grow, their early positive experiences with the Boyle Arts Festival are likely to encourage ongoing support, participation, and perhaps even future contributions to the festival, ensuring its vibrancy and relevance for generations to come.

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Spark creativity

Foster arts appreciation

encourage conversation

community involvement

School Application

Do you have an event or exhibition idea for next year’s festival? Are you a theatre group, visual artist or musician who would like to participate at Boyle Arts Festival? The BAF programme is created by the community, for the community, and all types of events and art forms are welcomed.

If you, your group or organisation would be interested in performing or hosting an event at Boyle Arts Festival, or if you have an idea for consideration, please complete the form below.

Please note that we start the following year’s festival planning in September each year, so getting in touch early is key.