The Boys in the Making programme was developed in 2019 by Fiona Whelan and Rialto Youth Project.
The Boys in the Making core team are Dannielle McKenna (Rialto Youth Project), Michael Byrne (Rialto Youth Project), Jim Lawlor (independent advisor to What Does He Need?) and Fiona Whelan (Artist, Writer, Educator).
The methodology of Boys in the Making has been articulated through a collaboration with researcher Ciaran Smyth (Vagabond Reviews).
The development of the Boys in the Making programme was supported via an invited residency for Fiona Whelan at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and through funding from the National Youth Council of Ireland – Artist in Youth Work Residency, an Arts Council Arts Participation Project Award and Rialto Youth Project core funding.