Open calls for creative events for children and young people for Cruinniú na nÓg

The National Day of Creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg, takes place on Saturday 15th June 2024. It aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity by providing free, activities to them in their own area.

Through this Open Call, Donegal County Council’s Culture and Creativity Team are seeking proposals from practitioners, community groups and organisations for creative events and activities that will provide opportunities for children and young people to make, do, try or see.

In 2024, the vision for Cruinniú na nÓg in Donegal is to provide opportunities for participation to all children and young people in each Municipal District. It is hoped to achieve this in 2 ways through the Open Call Process:

  1. Strand A - Proposals under €500. To maximise the number of opportunities for children and young people all over the county to participate in creative activities, we want to enable as many proposals as possible up to a maximum of €500.
  2. Strand B - Proposals between €500 and €2,000. It is proposed to roll out one regional event in each of the five municipal districts (Donegal MD, Glenties MD, Stranorlar MD, Letterkenny MD and Inishowen MD).

Proposals are welcome from all types of cultural practitioners, organisations and groups (such as Community Groups, Youth Work Groups, Sports Groups, History and Heritage Groups, Neighbourhood Groups). Proposals should be inclusive so that all children and young people within the community can participate. Organisations are encouraged to engage with individual artists/creatives/cultural practitioners to assist with your event.

Submissions are welcome from communities in every location in the county, and activity must take place on June 15th June 2024. Proposals should address the suggestions gathered from children and young people across Donegal in a recent survey.

Cruinniú na nÓg proposal forms and guidelines can be downloaded at Completed forms should be emailed to by 12 Noon, Tuesday 19th March 2024.

Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and Local Authorities.

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