Creative Ireland: Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 27 May 2019

Creative Ireland: Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Westmeath County Council, in association with Creative Ireland, wishes to develop a programme of events to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 15th June 2019.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national festival which celebrates and encourages children and young people to participate in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings and special events.

Westmeath County Council is pleased to announce that Support funding is now available. Artists, creative practitioners, arts organisations, creative facilities and creative/cultural communities are invited to submit applications for projects which enable children and young people to make, do and create during Cruinniú na nÓg.

This year we are looking for all types of artists to present work in the form of activities, performances, developmental workshops or projects for young people aged 0-18. These activities will take place within the communities of Westmeath. They can happen in community centres, public spaces, schools, libraries and venues. These events can be one off to happen on the 15th June or be project based with the final outcome demonstrated on the 15th June. Activities are inclusive of all art forms and creative forms including but not limited to: coding, visual art, music, dance, drama, storytelling, puppetry, circus, street art, performance, design, readings, poetry, crafting, etc. We are looking for innovative activities that foster creativity and engage a diverse audience.

It is envisaged  that the maximum award allocated will be €1,200.

Please note, all applicants must be compliant with all legislative requir
ements including Children First.

Further information and Application Forms are available Cruinniú na nÓg open call 2019 or by contacting:

Cruinniú na nÓg, Westmeath County Library HQ, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.


Tel. 044-9332162

A Day of Youthful Creativity

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 with over 500 events taking place in cities, towns and villages across the country.

In partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, thousands of parents, families and young people took part in a wide range of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, robot-making to shield-making workshops!