Creative Paths arts programme is designed by Play Resource to develop the creative potential of children and young people by increasing their access to the arts. This programme aims to support children from their early years, and their parents, through to young adulthood by using creative approaches to enhance learning and development. Building communication skills and exploring emotion and understanding are central to our work.

Take a look at the exciting Creative Paths arts projects groups have already enjoyed by visiting our Facebook album.

The Value of Arts & Creativity

Creative activities are essential for every child’s learning and development. The fun and enjoyment experienced through engagement with the arts encourages a positive attitude to learning, helps build confidence, raise self esteem and develop a sense of pride.

Creative Paths offers children and young people, teachers, youth/play workers and artists the opportunity to collaborate together to achieve a successful project.

Creative Paths is a journey of discovery ….embark upon it and see where the journey takes you!

Accessing Creative Paths

Creative Paths is flexible and gives groups access to experienced artists, fresh ideas and new skills. Each project is tailored to suit the age and ability of your group. You simply have to be a member of Play Resource, working with children & young people aged 3yrs – 25 yrs.

To apply for a project simply enter your details below to receive an application form.

Bursary Scheme

Member groups in areas experiencing social and economic deprivation, including inner city and rural areas can apply for a bursary that covers 60% of the artist’s fees. Groups are responsible for covering 100% of the material costs. Simply complete your details below to receive an application form.

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This program is now closed. Details on our new program will be released soon. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

Creative Paths

Groups accessing Creative Paths must be familiar with our Child Protection Policy, Guidance and Information which can be downloaded here.


For further information or any queries contact our Arts Manager, Bridget Lindsay on 02890 357542.

This programme is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland.