Youth & Education Arts Policy

Fingal is the fastest growing county with the youngest population in Ireland. It is defined by its rural, urban and suburban landscape, multicultural communities, and a significant youth population, of which 30% are younger than 18 years of age.  Fingal arts office, situated within the Community Culture & Sports Division of Fingal County Council, has made provision within its arts budget for children and young people since its inception in 1994.

The first Youth & Education Policy was passed by council in 2010, fulfilling an action of Fingal’s inaugural arts plan.  This policy provides a framework for the development of a countywide arts programme for children and young people.