Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to announce the return of its all ages national event to an in person event on Saturday May 28th in the RDS. This acclaimed event will offer young creatives and musicians from across the country access to some of Ireland’s best industry professionals for exclusive workshops and performances.
This year’s event will feature leading creative industry professionals including chart topping artists Hudson Taylor, RTÉ Choice Music Prize song nominees True Tides, TikTok sensation Lea Heart plus RTÉ 2FM’s Dave Treacy will deliver a DJ workshop for aspiring DJ’s and BIMM Institute Dublin will host a song writing workshop with much more to be announced.
The Irish Youth Music Awards National Day will also feature performances by young musicians aged 12-19, performing across two stages throughout the day and attendees will also be able to visit the IYMAs marketplace which will feature hands on demonstrations and will give attendees the opportunity to learn new skills around the creative and music industry with BIMM Institute Dublin, Girls Rock Dublin, Music Maker and RTÉ 2FM all in attendance with the latter broadcasting live from the event.
The Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is an all island youth music educational programme targeting teenagers aged twelve to nineteen in youth clubs and projects across the island of Ireland.
We provide teenagers engaged in the programme with personal development, employability skills, career and educational support via creative hands-on Music-based Education which includes industry workshops, creative collaborative activity based tasks, performance opportunities and college bursaries. We have a network of IYMAs hubs located in youth services across the island to suppport young people’s engagement on a local level.
75 % cent of those engaged in the programme in 2020 where from within CSO/ POBAL deprivation scoring areas.
The IYMAs programme has strategic partnerships which include RTÉ 2FM, and industry partnerships with IMRO and BIMM Institute Dublin who we have developed a bursary with to support the progression of young people from the IYMAs programme to third level education opportunities.
This event is proudly sponsored by IMRO.
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