It's already time to get planning for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022. This year Ireland's national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age will take place on Saturday, 11 June.

Groups and organisation who wish to be involved have until 5pm on Monday, 29 November 2021 to apply online - all the details are below.

The Creative Ireland Programme is seeking to further develop, diversify and expand the offering and audience for Cruinniú na nÓg in 2022.

Over the past three years it has become a key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar, providing opportunities for Ireland’s 1.2 million children and young people, to be inquisitive and curious, to be inventive and innovative, and to fulfil a creative ambition or showcase an inner creative talent.

Check out this video from the 2021 event supported by RTÉ...

The Creative Ireland Programme is inviting applications from organisations who have a demonstrable capacity to deliver Cruinniú na nÓg audience scalability nationwide through the provision of free creative activities for children and young people.

Specifically this call for applications seeks to;

  • Collaborate with strategic partners in the delivery of this national day of creativity for children and young people as a key cultural event in 2022;
  • Increase the choice of creative activity, across a wide genre, available to children and young people and in particular harder to reach young people;
  • Deliver creative engagement opportunities either in-person or online (in accordance with prevailing public health guidance) to a large-scale audience online and/or in multiple locations throughout the country;
  • Foster collaborations and synergies between the activities of strategic partners and local authority Culture and Creativity Teams in relevant areas.
  • We are open to projects that connect with the young diaspora abroad via our collaboration with Department of Foreign Affairs.

Applications can be submitted HERE.

Closing date for receipt of online applications is 5pm Monday, 29 November 2021.

Further information can be found HERE.

A downloadable application form for informational purposes is available HERE.