Young at Art currently fundraise over half a million pounds each year to ensure that as many young people in Northern Ireland can have access to the arts as possible. Some of this money is publicly funded and therefore are not secure from one year to the next.

This means that we are reliant on additional support from our audiences and the local business community in order to be able to continue to do what we do best - deliver a varied programme of high quality arts events for children and young people all year –round and delivering an annual international festival.

Your donations feed directly into the producing budget for our international festival and the extensive education & outreach programme that supports it.

Every little helps

  • £5 – would buy a tee shirt for a Young at Art volunteer.
  • £10 – would support a child living in poverty to come to the Belfast Children's Festival. 
  • £20 – would buy a prop box for a school participating in our Creative Child programme. 
  • £50 – would provide materials for one class as part of our Visual Arts Engagement Programme.
  • £125 – would cover the cost of a bus to bring a class of schoolchildren from a school in an area of social need to the Belfast Children's Festival.
  • £400 – would provide CPD training increasing creativity in the classroom for up to 25 teachers in one school.
  • £420 – would cover the costs of one school class in an area of high deprivation to receive 'Journeys and Stories', an engagement programme combating racism and improving community relations.