Creative Ireland Announces Cruinniú na nÓg Funding

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Cruinniú na nÓg celebrating creativity in young people

Do you have an idea for an event for children and young people celebrating culture and creativity that you would like to see happen?

Saturday June 23rd was established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people. The model is similar to Culture Night but in contrast to Culture Night, events can be held during the day, making them much more accessible to children and young people. While the focus of most events will be on Saturday 23rd itself, events can also happen on the day before for those groups, especially schools, that meet during the week.

Cruinniú na nÓg will be an annual all-island public event that celebrates creativity in young people. Events can take all shapes and sizes from visual arts, performance to workshops on heritage, adventures, or explorations of culture, food or fashion. The emphasis though should be on ‘doing’, ‘making’, ‘creating’. All events should be focussed on children and young people (up to 18), and we particularly welcome applications that gives access to groups of children who haven’t had such opportunities before.

Any venue, organisation or community group can organise an event but as with Culture Night all events supported through this programme must be freely accessible to the public and free of charge.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th April

If you are interested in organising an event you can find more information about Cruinniú na nÓg along with a link to the application form HERE

Or for more information contact Christine Kelly on 071 96 21694 or email

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