Cruinniú na nÓg 2024


Open Call for Creative events, projects, and activities for young people

Creative Ireland Kerry invites proposals from creative practitioners, artists, event organisers, and organisations, for activities and initiatives to celebrate this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg – a day of free creativity for children and young people which is marked this year on Saturday 15th June.

These free events can be on the day or can be a series of workshops leading up to a showcase event for Cruinniú na nÓg. Projects or events must take place or conclude on Saturday 15th June 2024. Collaboration between artists, communities and youth groups is strongly encouraged. We also invite submissions from photographers or content creators to capture some of the events on the day.

The focus is on experiences that promote culture and creativity for children and young people from 0 to 18 years old in Co. Kerry. Examples could include art, craft, theatre, music, street art, performance, fashion, photography, digital arts, literature, storytelling, coding, biodiversity, heritage, archaeology, landscape etc. We are looking to support events that pay the artists and creative facilitators.

Applications should aim to engage with early childhood, youth, community, arts settings, primary and post-primary schools, families and more. Grant aid, depending on quality of proposal and overall budget, ranges from €100 to €2000. Applicants are to organise, facilitate and deliver the initiatives and activities for children and young people. If successful, feedback following the completion of the projects must be submitted to the Creative Ireland Kerry office along with photos and video clips.

Emma Carmody, the Creative Communities Engagement Officer in the Arts Office, says “Cruinniú na nÓg is a great way to give Kerry’s young people access to try a new creative activity and grow their creative potential.”

Cllr. .Jim Finucane, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council stated “We welcome the annual Cruinniú na nÓg projects in all parts of the county, they give children and young people an opportunity to explore their creativity, while also giving them a fun and exciting experience”.

Further information, the application form, and guidelines are available from the Arts Office website at or by emailing

The deadline for submission of applications is 1pm on Thursday 21st March 2024.

Pictured: Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 Art Workshop Listowel