Wednesday, 16 May 2018

CRUINNIÚ NA NÓG 2018



The Creative Ireland Programme, which was announced in December 2016, has already met with great support and enthusiasm right throughout the Country and in particular here in the County of Cork; with one of the key aspects of same being a national day of cultural engagement – Cruinniú.

Cruinniú first took place on Easter Monday, 2017, with 2 dozen events held throughout County Cork’s 8 Municipal Districts, organised by local groups and organisations, cultural advocates all. Cruinniú will again take place in 2018, but a change in direction has been taken at the national level, to make the day all about engaging with and encouraging young people to get involved in all things culture and creativity; henceforth known as Cruinniú na nÓg.

The 2018 date for Cruinniú na nÓg has been set for Saturday June 23rd with events in schools throughout the country on Friday June 22nd also strongly encouraged. Cork County Council will be supporting a whole range of activities in each of County Cork’s eight Municipal Districts and would be delighted to see local groups get involved in events that are creative in nature and fully inclusive, inspired by the culture that surrounds and connects us all. In order to encourage widespread participation in the day, and indeed to support local initiatives and events, Cork County Council has just announced two Grant Schemes: 1) The Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2018 and the Creative Ireland County Cork Pop-Up Shops Scheme 2018. Full details of both schemes are available on Cork County Council’s Creative Ireland Page –https://www.corkcoco.ie/arts-heritage/creative-ireland.

It is the intention of Cruinniú na nÓg that all events will be focussed on children and young people of all abilities, setting out to maximise activity based participation, i.e. children and young people ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’. Local groups are encouraged to get involved and a whole range of projects will be supported and promoted. Should you have an event in mind for Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 please submit details to creativeireland@corkcoco.ie prior to Monday 21st May 2018.

For further information on Cruinniú na nÓg or indeed the Creative Ireland Programme as a whole emailconor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie.

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