What’s Your Issue? is a collaborative creative arts project with between local youth services SWAN Youth Service, Lourdes Youth and Community Services and Ballybough Youth Project with artists Shireen Shortt and Edel Byrne. Combining social critical education with arts practice, the programme supports young people to explore issues that are relevant and meaningful to them using arts mediums such as dance, film, photography, installation, graphic art and more.
What’s Your Issue? includes a mentorship strand through which previously engaged young people experienced in developing artistic work support others through peer learning relationships. The What’s Your Issue? Youth Arts Exhibition strives to provide a forum through which young people living in the North East Inner City have their voices, ideas and opinions expressed and heard to bring about change.