Creative Ireland Laois is seeking artists to create and deliver a programme of activities/ events to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 11 June.
We are inviting applications from creative practitioners, artists, and art organisations /groups (including a team of creative practitioners) who have the capacity to devise, facilitate and deliver creative content and activities for children and young people (up to 18) in any medium or artform (examples include theatre, music, circus, street art, performance, fashion, photography, digital arts, installation art, literature, storytelling, architecture, coding, biodiversity, folklife, heritage, archaeology, landscape).
Events should be focused on children and young people with children and young people themselves consulted and included in creating the event.
In particular, we welcome and will prioritise applications that gives access to groups of children and young people who haven’t had such opportunities before.
Our ambition is to support a number of specific creative programmes with a range of creative activities in towns and villages in Laois (outside of Portlaoise).
*The only exception to this will be disadvantaged housing estates in Portlaoise and special needs groups.
We want creative practitioners, and children and youth focused organisations/groups to engage with each other, and generate opportunities to develop and participate in something really special, with
Children & young people on disadvantaged housing estates in Laois, children & young people with specific needs (e.g. autism, Down Syndrome) and or blended groups, youth groups, clubs, schools, crèches, Laois Home Education, Laois Comhairle na Óg, Laois Fóroige, Laois Home Education, children and youth speciality groups, etc.