Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
Do you have an idea for a creative event for children and young people that you would like to see happen?
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 – the national day of creativity for children and young people – will take place on Saturday 12th June this year. The model is similar to Culture Night except that events are held during the day, and focused on providing children and young people with opportunities to explore their creativity.
This year as well as inviting indiviudal orgnaisations that are interested in developing events to submit applications, we welcome or collectives or combinations of children’s groups, youth organisations, arts centres, heritage, environmental or educational organizations etc. to coordinate together to allow for wider accessibility and access and to minimize dupllication and clashing of events. This could happen in number of ways; perhaps you could create a collaborative project together, or have a programme of different events in your area that take place in several venues. It does not mean that one organization must run all of the events, it’s about working and linking together to provide the best range of opportunities for young people of all ages in your community.
So if you work with children and young people in a youth club, crèche or school, this is a great opportunity to develop something really special. Have a chat with them and see what they’re interested in and develop a plan together …maybe they’ve always wanted to make a film, do some incredible science experiments, or explore their own community in a creative way. If you’ve got an idea, we can help make it happen. Or if you’re a theatre company, arts centre or involved in culture and creativity in some other way and are looking to engage a new young audience, this is a great opportunity to make that happen.
The guiding principle of Cruinniú na nÓg is to empower children and young people to develop their creative expression by providing opportunities for them to participate in creative activities in their local area. Events can take all shapes and sizes from visual and performing arts to workshops and adventures in heritage, culture, science or technology. The emphasis though should be on ‘doing’, ‘making’, ‘creating’ and to get the best results, children themselves should be consulted and included in creating the programme. 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.
or contact Leitrim Arts Office on 071 96 21694.