ReWrite Creative Futures Now Summer School

From 5th July to 9th August, UCD at CFA hosted the first ReWrite Creative Futures Now Summer School. Building on the success of the RTÉ Creative Futures event in November 2021, this six-week course provided arts training and mentorship for ten 18-25 year olds with family experience of Direct Provision. The summer school was facilitated by ReWrite, led by creative directors Melatu Uchenna Okorie and Fióna Bolger.

Students received skills training and workshops at RTÉ, Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre, MoLI and the National Concert Hall, consolidating existing CFA partnerships and creating new ones. The initiative was led by Dr Nicolas Pillai with support from Dr Peter Moran, with additional funding from UCD EDI fund. The course ended with a student performance on 9 August followed by presentations from Irish Ambassador to Nigeria Síle Maguire and singer Tolü Makay.