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.

Christmas Wish

Waterford Youth Arts unveil a Christmas performance at The Arch this week. On Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st December, Waterford Youth Arts invites families to The Arch, Barrack Street to take a seat for 'The Christmas Wish' by Martina Collender.

The-Christmas-Wish-LightsThe Festive tale follows the O'Neill family who are feeling the pressure of getting ready for Christmas and moving house. Tommy is counting down the minutes to Christmas day, But Lilly has turned into a teenager who is both tired of her family and the Christmas Season.

While cleaning out the attic Lilly comes across her old toys. Suddenly everything comes to life and Lilly must be convinced of whom she truly is and why Christmas is important. But is there enough time?

Waterford Youth Arts round out the year with a winter warmer for all the family in a special atmosphere at The Arch. Limited Capacity, Just 30 seats so prior booking is a must.

Tickets are € 5 per person or € 15 for a family of four available from Eventrbrite.ie, so get yours before its too late.