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“A Strong Heart”: Our brand new book launches this week!

Kids’ Own and a group of County Mayo children will launch “A Strong Heart: A book of stories and dreams for the future by Syrian and Palestinian children living in County Mayo”, during World Refugee Week. This Thursday, 21st June at 4:30pm, Kids’ Own is excited to host Syrian and Palestinian families and other community members at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar to celebrate the launch of a brand n
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Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own Office Administrator

Kids’ Own has an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual to join our dynamic team as an Office Administrator (part time). Kids’ Own is a national children’s arts organisation and publishing house, whose mission is to “develop, publish and promote artwork and writing created by children for children and their communities, through meaningful engagement with professional artists.” The Office Administrator will b
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New bookmaking project with Syrian children in County Mayo

Writer Mary Branley and artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward are working with 16 children from the Syrian community in County Mayo to develop a brand new book about their dreams and visions for the future. Kids’ Own are delighted to be working in partnership with Southwest Mayo Development Company on this project, which is also generously supported by the St Stephen’s Green Trust. The project got underway earlier this A
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To be. To wallow. To wonder: Phase two of early years residency

Artist Maree Hensey and students from D.I.T Early Childhood Education are embarking on phase two of their early years collaboration To be. To wallow. To wonder. supported by Grangegorman Development Agency and Kids’ Own. Throughout phase two, Maree Hensey in partnership with the students will explore and develop a methodology and environment for engaging creatively with babies aged 6-18 months through visual an
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Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour at Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018

Join us for a month of literacy and creativity for children, families and schools across County Sligo this March as part of Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018. Kids’ Own is on tour, bringing our archive of books to class groups across the county. Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour Programme Cost: €350 (including a gift book bundle for your school library) Information & booking: Contact Kids’ Own on 071 912
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Bringing the Kids’ Own archive to life!

Kids’ Own is delighted to be working with artist-curator Louisa Sloan on the development of a digital archive spanning 20 years of book-making and residency projects across Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is a fantastic opportunity to give visibility to an extensive body of artwork and writing developed with and by children, alongside professional artists. This is the first phase in a two-phase process that will c
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Announcing Alice Lyons as Kids’ Own Project Manager

We are delighted to welcome Alice Lyons to the Kids’ Own team. Alice will be working with us as a Project Manager, leading on the delivery of a number of our flagship projects. These include the Virtually There project in Northern Ireland, which is currently running in nine schools, and the implementation of documentation and regional initiatives as part of our management of the Arts in Education Portal. About
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Our Map: Free art workshops for young children at Roscommon Arts Centre

Very young children (aged 2-4) and their parents are invited to join us at Roscommon Arts Centre for a series of free Saturday workshops. Explore a sense of place and physical location through mapping and collaborative play alongside artists Naomi Draper and Maree Hensey. These hands-on workshops will provide a space for children to build curiosity and intrigue with materials from the natural environment. Venue: Rosc
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Artist Maree Hensey working with Students from D.I.T Early Childhood Education

Early Years collaboration with artist Maree Hensey & the students of D.I.T Early Childhood Education

Kids’ Own are delighted to be supporting Artist Maree Hensey in an early years residency programme with D.I.T Early Childhood Education, supported by Grangegorman Development Agency. Following on from the pilot phase in 2016, artist Maree Hensey will research and develop a 3-phase programme with students and staff of D.I.T. ECE and children in Early Childhood Care and Education settings in the Grangegorman area
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