Waterford Youth Arts - Summer Camp 2018

If you or a young person who know is looking for creative and fun week filled with Drama, Dance, Story Making, Story Telling, Film, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Drumming and Circus Skills - The WYA Summer Camp may be right for you. 


The Summer Camp is running from Monday the 16th of July to Friday the 20th of July this summer and you can register up in The Arch on Barracks Street or through Eventbrite Today - (paying for membership through Eventbrite has an additional charge).

Venue:  - Mount Sion CBS Secondary School, Barracks Street


Workshops are split into three age groups


4 to 6 Years -  10am - 12.15pm Daily - Costing 55 euros for the week.
7 to 9 Years -  10am - 2.30pm Daily - Costing 75 euros for the week.
10 to 13 Years -  10am- 3.00pm Daily - Costing 75 euros for the week


So spend a fun week playing, making, doing and exploring, 
This is a perfect way to keep young imaginations busy, help them build confidence and make some new friends.


To book a spot either call Waterford Youth Arts at 051 879377, drop into our office up in the Arch on Barracks Street and book in person or just book through eventbrite -https://bit.ly/2Mgh6qN  or contact WYA through email - info@waterfordyoutharts.com for more information today.



Ted and Mary O'Regan Art's Bursary - Ending Soon

Art project in mind and lacking resources or trying to complete a course and you cant cover the costs, The Ted and Mary O'Regan Arts Bursary can help make your goals a reality, no matter what your medium is. If you're a painter, playwright, film maker, dancer, writer, actor, etc - the Ted and Mary O'Regan Arts Bursary can help you
Formed in 2005 the Ted and Mary O'Regan Art's Bursary was founded by the friends and colleagues
of the aforementioned mentioned couple who did so much for the local community. A lot of organisations have contributed to this scheme including the Waterford Youth Committee, Waterford City and County Council, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Spraoi, Theatre Royal and Waterford Youth Arts.
The bursary is open to any student who wishes to study in the arts except for Post-Grad Courses or any Arts Worker or artist who wants to developed their career or project but is lacking the funding.
For more information about the Ted and Mary O'Regan Arts Bursary or to apply for the Bursary visit - https://www.waterfordyoutharts.com/o-regan-bursary. The closing date for submissions is Friday the 1st June 2018 at 5pm sharp so get your submissions in.

International Visitors and the Summer Theatre Project

Last week was a very exciting and busy week at Waterford Youth Arts as we finally got to meet to meet the representatives from Stella Polaris (Per Spildra Borg & Thorunn Hagberg) and Teatrul Naţional Târgu-Mureş - Compania Liviu Rebreanu (Kacsó Judit-Andrea and Laurentiu Blaga) face to face.

While they were in Waterford, we learnt more about their respective Theatre Companies and they learned about our organisation, Over the space of three days our guests learned all about the Irish way of life, view the local landmarks and enjoy some fine cuisine.


On Friday, Rhiann Jeffrey (Director for this years Summer Theatre Project 'Animal Farm' ) came down to Waterford and met the crew members that will be working on the production including Martina Collender (Stage manager), Dermot Quinn (Designer), Jess Rowell (Movement), Richard Collins (Lighting), and Eadaion Walsh – who has the unusual job this year to try and document what the young people will be learning – this aspect is funded through the Erasmus+ programme through Leargas. The evening went well and Rhiann learned a lot about the team.

On Saturday the first workshop took place in Garterlane, where Rhiann worked with some of the members of the cast all day, where Rhiann and the cast discussed the themes of 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell and what ideas the young people had about the story itself, They explored different ways to present some scenes and generally the day was about the group getting to know each other and the director.

Registration is still open for the Summer Theatre Project, but places are limited so drop into Waterford Youth Arts to sign up at your earliest convenience, before the revolution begins.

WYA 2018 - Registration for the Second Term Of Workshops


Registration is open for the second term of workshops, starting up after the Easter Break.

Workshops begin on the week of the 9th of April. These workshops include Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Drama and Youth Theatre, Film, Contemporary Dance and Circus Skills workshops. With Choir being available on a later date due to starting at a different time. 
Starting dates vary and they can be viewed on our workshop schedule page - http://bit.ly/2ENLDIN.


The price for a term of activity is EUR 45 euro per term apart from the Saturday Art Club which is EUR 65 euro per term to cover the cost of Art Materials. Discounts are available for two or more chidren from the same family and a bursary is available if required.


You can register for membership with either cash or card at our office or online at EVENTBRITE - http://bit.ly/2n440DU (services applies to online registrations)

Fresh Film Festival - Finals

WYA has reached the Fresh Film Festival Finals

We are proud to announce that WYA's young film makers has made it to the Fresh Film Festival - Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Of The Year Junior Final with not just one but two of their entries.

The FFF is Ireland's top film festival for young people and has been running for the last 22 years and with over 1500 entries this year we have beaten the odds twice. The films submitted for this years festival were  “60 Seconds Remaining” and “Kinda Overwatch”. These films were created, recorded and edited by the young members of WYA’s Film Workshop's. 

The films are being shown in Screen 1 in Odeon, Limerick on Wednesday the 21st of March. 

These shorts are fantastic productions and they are well worth seeing if you get the chance

WYA Membership 2018

Waterford Youth Art's has officially opened for the New Year and you can now register for all your favourite workshops.
The first workshops of the new year begin the week of the 15th of January. These workshops includes our Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Drama and Youth Theatre, Film, Contemporary Dance and Youth Circus Skills workshops, starting dates vary and more information about starting dates of all our workshops can be found on our workshop schedule page - http://bit.ly/2ENLDIN.

The price for a term of activity is EUR 45 euro per term apart from the Saturday Art Club which is EUR 65 euro per term to cover the cost of Art Materials. Discounts are available for two or more chikdren from the same family and a bursary is available if required.

You can register for memberhsip with either cash or card at our office or online at EVENTBRITE - http://bit.ly/2n440DU (services applies to online registrations)

We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope you and your family have a fantastic year.