The Youth Arts Advisory Committee was developed as one of the key recommendations laid out in the West Cork Arts Centre's Youth Arts Strategy 2007-2009. The YAAC acts as a steering group for formulating the WCAC’s Youth Arts Programme, is a forum for the development of youth arts throughout West Cork, provides networking opportunities for groups and individuals involved in the Youth Arts sector and creates opportunities for the dissemination and sharing of information on Youth Arts projects and events.
The group includes young people, youth workers, and artists who work with young people.
The YAAC believe that in providing access to youth arts activities for young people WCAC, and other organisations, should be taking their lead from young people and those that work closely with them. The YAAC is interested in developing ideas for youth arts projects throughout West Cork in partnership with other organisations and is always open to suggestions.
There are 18 places on the committee of which at least half are filled by young people. The committee operates through a committee members log in area of this website, which allows access to participation in the committee for those from all areas of West Cork. Places on the committee are reviewed on an annual basis and aim to include representatives from as many different organisations and geographical areas as possible.