Youth Enterprise through Arts is a dynamic project to encourage and support young entrepreneurs in the field of Cultural Creative Industries. It will find new ways to integrate high quality entrepreneurship education into existing youth services and structures by training youth workers.

To achieve this we will:

  • Establish 4 Youth Entrepreneurship through Arts Regional Alliances, bringing together key youth, enterprise, and social policy stakeholders to explore best practice in integrating entrepreneurship education into creative arts youth work, devising individual and collective commitments to action in a YEA action plan
  • Create, publish and promote the Youth Entrepreneurship through Arts tool kit to encourage the creation of further Alliances across Europe
  • Develop and publish a course curriculum and learning materials to train youth workers to effectively engage the young people they work with in entrepreneurship education.

Joining Beam Creative Network are five organisations from UK, Ireland, France and Malta with a strong cross-sector focus.

Dungannon Enterprise Centre, are the main Partner. Based in Dungannon, Northern, They are the local Enterprise Agency for South Tyrone. DEC – Help new businesses start up and, encourage existing businesses to expand

Dungannon Enterprise Centre’s mission is to encourage the development of local economy through the fostering of the local enterprise culture.

Momentum, based in Leitrim Ireland, are an accredited enterprise training centre with a specialisation in online and blended learning.

Roscommon Leader Partnership, based in Roscommon Ireland, is an organisation that brings together key development projects including rural enterprise, development and social inclusion.

Musique de Nuit Diffusion is a cultural centre in Bordeaux, France working with disadvantaged youth.

Vismednet is a Maltese youth work organisation whose programmes emphasise the validation of informal and non-formal learning.

As a result of our project:

  • Hundreds of young people (18–30 yr olds) will strengthen their entrepreneurial mind set and acquire concrete entrepreneurial skills, manifested in the development of a proposal for a cultural project or creative initiative which is innovative, sustainable and ready to attract funding
  • Enterprise providers will find new ways of engaging with hard-to-reach young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Youth work and Creative Arts organisations will acquire key skills to integrate entrepreneurship mind set and skills as part of their services
  • Communities will experience increase in social and knowledge capital, with young people more empowered as leaders of change in general, especially those who go on to successfully implement their cultural project
  • Stakeholders in the region will understand and actively support integrated approach to ensuring high quality entrepreneurship education for more and more young people


For further information visit www.yea-project.eu

or Contact

Grace Girvan
T: (028) 87769157
E: grace@beamcreativenetwork.com


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission