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Offaly County Council looking for a Youth Arts Facilitator

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Article by ERMurray © 6 August 2019.
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Offaly County Council have extended the deadline for the Youth Arts Facilitator tender, with a new deadline for submissions to be delivered by 3p.m. on 11th Sept 2019.

Offaly County Council Arts Office is seeking tenders for the appointment of a temporary youth arts facilitator; for the delivery of a pilot project which will explore a new model of youth arts provision, the focus being: enabling young voices in the initiation, development and delivery of youth arts programming.

The Youth Arts Facilitator will work collaboratively with the Arts Office of Offaly County Council, with external stakeholders and with young people in County Offaly. The successful applicant will be offered a contract for service based upon receipt of a proposal that will be assessed and recommended by an independent panel.

See here for further details.


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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com