Cruinniú na nÓg will take place all over Ireland on Saturday June 15th next. It is the national day of creativity for children and young people, and the staff at the Arts Office/Creative Ireland Kerry have commenced co-ordinating the programme for the day. The Arts Office would like to hear from communities, artists, schools, groups, community venues, arts and cultural organisations who would like to organise an event for young people. The Arts Office welcomes input from young people and artists as well as youth arts organisations and schools.
“Ages 0 to 18 are catered for on the day and it is very much about engaging with and encouraging young people to get involved in all things cultural and creative. We would particularly like to hear from young artists and young designers and encourage anyone working with young people in the County to contact the Arts Office”, Cathaoirleach, Councillor Norma Foley stated.
Creative Ireland Kerry aims to support and promote as many events, workshops, performances and cultural experiences as possible and has a budget of approximately €8000 to spend directly on events that provide creative engagement for young people. An event form application is available online to those interested in organising an event in their local area. To download a form, go to http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/arts/arts-forms/ The closing date for return of event forms is 1.00pm Thursday March 14th. The day is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht under the Creative Ireland programme.