Open Call: Artists and cultural makers wanted for Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na N-Óg

Dublin City Council is seeking expressions of interest from artists, creative and cultural venues in the city to work with the Council to present the city’s inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of creativity for children and young people on June 23rd 2018.

Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with the Local Authorities and RTÉ. The focus for Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 will be on activities taking place in the city’s suburbs, neighbourhoods and villages, enabling young people to access creativity where they live, in their communities, with their friends and family.

Dublin City Council, via its cultural initiative Dublin’s Culture Connects, is seeking expressions of interest from artists and makers across Dublin. We are looking for artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians and all manner of experienced creative professionals, in any medium or artform, with an interest in working with children/young people, to work with us on one of three things for this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg:

  • Presenting age-appropriate cultural work for children/young people to see on June 23;
  • Working with children/young people to make new artworks or cultural engagement processes in the weeks leading up to June 23;
  • Facilitating once-off creative workshops or activities on June 23 for children/young people to do.

Dublin City Council can provide financial support towards the costs of running an event, workshops or other access opportunities for children on the day. We will also work with you to promote your Cruinniú na nÓg event/activity to children, young people and their families in your area.

This open call is being run by Dublin’s Culture Connects, which is an initiative of Dublin City Council and is governed by the recently established Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Alongside this open call, Dublin’s Culture Connects, Dublin City Arts Office and Dublin City Libraries will be working together to present and promote creative activities in cultural venues, civic centres and community spaces throughout the City Council’s administrative area.

Timeline and structure:

Closing Date for Applications: 30th April 2018.

Notification: 7th May 2018.

Events are take place on 23rd June in Dublin City Council area.

For further information and application details, see the Dublin City Council website.