Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Do you have a proposal?

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 -National day of youthful creativity- Do you have a proposal?

Creative Ireland Donegal is seeking proposals from creatives, practitioners and organisations with suggestions from young people across the county as to what they may like to do for Cruinniú na n Óg 2020.

Can you help make these suggestions a reality, or propose something that would excite children aged 0 to 18 years?

The national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on Saturday, 13th June. It aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity by providing free, activity-based action in their own locality.

Expression of interest – open call

The emphasis of Cruinniú na nÓg is on doing, making, creating. Projects, programmes or event submissions are welcome from creatives, practitioners and organisations but must take place or culminate on Saturday 13th June 2020.

Through this open call we are looking for artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians, re-enactors and all manner of experienced creative professionals, in any medium or artform (theatre, dance, music, opera, film, circus, performance, fashion, photography, visual arts, digital arts, literature and storytelling, architecture, street art and spectacle).

Traditional skills practitioners or others with an expertise in landscape, flora & fauna/biodiversity, folklife, archaeological heritage, built heritage, history, vernacular architecture or any related field are also encouraged to consider how they might engage with Cruinniú na nÓg and its aim of doing, making, creating. Any practitioner, venue, organisation or community group may make a proposal.


The aim is to make Cruinniú na nÓg as accessible as possible for young people across Donegal and this year again the Open Call is seeking proposals from communities in every location in the county.


Creative Ireland Donegal will cover the costs of selected proposals. The aim is to strike a balance between the suggestions from children and innovative proposals whilst providing variety in terms of cultural & creative experience, age groups and locations.

The Cruinniú na nÓg proposal form can be downloaded HERE and completed forms should be e-mailed to or delivered to Creative Ireland, Donegal County Council, Rosemount Lane, Letterkenny F92 KP90 by 12noon, 28th February, 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and Local Authorities.

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