Group DetailsSticky Fingers Early Years Arts
Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts is a leading arts organisation for very young children in Ireland and is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of children's arts.
Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts is a children's arts organisation based in Newry, Northern Ireland. Our aim is to devise and deliver high quality arts events and encourage participation in the arts for children, families, carers, teachers and childcare professionals. Our focus is on the early years of childhood but we regularly work with children aged from birth to eleven years. At the core of our work is the design and delivery of programmes of visual arts, environmental arts, music, movement and drama for children and their families.
We have also initiated a public art programme, regularly create and tour original early years theatre productions and run an annual outdoor summer arts camp. The Sticky Fingers Festival is also a well established and now annual event on the international early years arts calendar and attracts performers and visitors from far and wide. We deliver tailored arts programmes, residencies and workshops for individual schools and groups and have established strong working partnerships with organisations such as Home Start and Sure Start that support families and communities. Wherever possible we prioritise our work for children experiencing disadvantage of some kind.
As a not-for-profit company, all our programmes are priced with scarce budgets in mind. Many of our programmes are free to participants. We also deliver accredited training courses in Developing Creativity in the Early Years for childcare professionals and early years artists in partnership with Stranmillis University College, a College of Queen's University Belfast. Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts is committed to the belief that children deserve the best in arts provision and participation. We continually advocate for the early years and arts sectors both locally and further afield. We are also professionally linked with national and international organisations such as Small Size, Polka Theatre, ASSITEJ UK and Action for Children's Arts that promote the same aims.