The Programme for Children focuses on providing opportunities for children (3 – 13) from the West Cork region to have access to, and to engage with, a broad range of arts activities, processes and art forms including visual art, performance, music, dance and drama. The arts provide for sensory, emotional, intellectual and creative enrichment and contribute to the child’s holistic development. Arts education enables the child to explore alternative ways of communication with others and encourages ideas that are personal and inventive.
The Programme for Children emphasises the creative process, values artistic expression, encourages spontaneity and risk-taking and celebrates difference.
Image: Drama club inhabiting the mask, Facilitated by Alison Glennie, October 2017, Photograph: Kevin O'Farrell