Cruinniú na nÓg empowers children and young people to develop their creative expression by providing opportunities for them to participate in free creative activities in their local area. It’s Ireland’s national day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’! This year Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday 15th June across the country.
Carlow Call for Expression of Interest
We invite individuals and organisations to submit proposals for Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 as part of the Creative Ireland Carlow Programme. Proposals can include ANY and ALL creative activities, performances, readings, workshops, interactive installations, etc. that can run in the lead up to Cruinniú with a main event on 15th June 2024 OR a one-off event happening on 15th June 2024.
We are looking for ALL types of creatives to engage with children and young people aged 0-18 in the form of activities, performances, developmental workshops, or projects. Activities should be child centered, foster creativity and engage a diverse audience, through a range of creative forms.
Cruinniú na nÓg focuses on producing a programme of activities for young people chosen by young people so where possible Creative Ireland Carlow will prioritise events which echo the voice of the child/young person in the programming.
Collaboration between Artists, Communities and Youth Groups is strongly encouraged.
Inclusion and representation are important to us to reflect the equality, diversity and inclusion of our County. We actively encourage these applications.
Priority will be given to those applications that demonstrate collaboration of ideas with children and young people.
Who can apply?
- Individual Artist and Creatives
- Organisations who engage with children and young people (Community Youth Groups, Youth Work Groups, Sports Groups, Neighbourhood Groups, Creative, Cultural, etc.)
- Youth Collectives
- Creative Enterprises who engage with children and young people
Please note: If you are an organisation that engages with children and young people (i.e. youth work programme, community centre programme, sports club, etc.) but not an arts organisation, you can propose to bring in an individual artist/creative/collective to engage with your group. Please let us know the fee you will pay the artist.
Stream 1 : Up to €500
Stream 2: Up to €1,500
Stream 3: Up to €3,000
Stream 4 : Up to €5,000 * Please note to be awarded this maximum amount, you must clearly demonstrate that the voice of the child/young person (their ideas), are at the forefront of your proposal.