Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Cruinniú na nÓg      Saturday June 12, 2021

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity for children and young people (0-18) which celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’ from visual and performing arts to workshops and adventures in heritage, culture, science, technology or climate action. Events are free, local and activity-based.


Consultation with Children and Young People in Co. Laois

Tell us what you’d like to do, make and create!  We are inviting Children and young people in Laois to tell us what you’d like to do for Cruinniú na nÓg under the following categories:  Arts, Crafts & Design; Science; Coding; Upcycling; Architecture; Creative Writing; and Music and Sounds.  Select one or more of the above workshop categories and share with us on social media: Tag @creativelaois for FB & Twitter and/or @creativeirelandlaois for Instagram, and ALWAYS use the hashtag: #CruinniúLaois2021


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Deadline for submission of preferences: Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

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 Open Call for Proposals for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Laois County Council is inviting applications from individuals/organisations for innovative activities of all shapes and sizes for children and young people that fosters creativity and engages diverse participation from visual and performing arts to workshops and adventures in heritage, culture, science, technology or climate action.

Events should be focused on children and young people with children and young people themselves consulted and included in creating the event. We particularly welcome applications that gives access to groups of children who haven’t had such opportunities before.

Grants are available up to a maximum of €2000. Grants will typically be in the region of €500 to €2000. While there is no fixed number of awards, there will generally be a larger number of lesser value awards and a small number of higher value ones.

Covid-19 Restriction Levels

In preparing your application, you should base it on the best public-health advice and guidance available at the time you are making your application. Given this, you should ensure that what you are proposing is feasible or adaptable should social distancing and/or other public-health measures impact on all or part of the application.

In many instances, projects will be designed specifically to mitigate that isolation felt by young people missing the strong social connections with their peers, and communities that were already experiencing isolation because of a variety of physical, social, cultural, economic or geographic reasons, that have become more acute because of Covid-19.

To download the guidelines and an application form, click here (Form Attached)

Closing date for proposals: Wednesday, March 31, 2021.