Art in Action – webinar

On Wednesday 24th February 2021 as part of UCC Refugee Week, UCC Fáilte Refugees Society and the Glucksman hosted a webinar that looked at how art can provide a means of creative expression and agency for young people residing in Direct Provision. Three invited speakers – Raphael Olympio, Fionnuala O’Connell and Dr Eileen Hogan explored how creative activities are crucial to young people dealing with their troubled living situations and how exhibitions and projects can provide a significant platform to share their experiences in the public realm. Art in Action was a 12-month creative project built on a collaboration between UCC Fáilte Refugees Society and the Glucksman working with children who are residing in Drishane Castle Direct Provision Accommodation Centre in Millstreet. The project sought to enable the children to have positive creative experiences, to learn art making skills and creative approaches that would allow them to better understand and to share their experiences. Art in Action is funded by the European Solidarity Corps and supported by Leargas.