CLARE County Council and Creative Ireland are encouraging children and young people to get creative at home to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, which takes place on June 12. This ‘Gathering of Young People’ encourages artistic expression and creativity for everyone aged 0 to 18 years, and is also supported by RTÉ. The one-day event is designed to empower, to develop creative potential and to foster the expression of creativity.
The Creative Ireland Clare Culture Team is inviting children and young people to create a piece of art with the theme ‘My Happy Place’. This can be a painting, poem, anything creative. This will give all young people a chance to showcase their creativity. Art work will then be posted on the Creative Ireland Clare Facebook page and Clare Cruinniú Instagram Page. The office will also feature the art work on the Cruinniú na nÓg’s National Day Programme in June.
Those who would like to take part are asked to like and share Creative Ireland Clare’s Facebook page and ClareCruinniú Instagram page. Artwork can be submitted (via image or 15 second video clip) with your name, age and one-line description of your happy place to email@example.com, by May 10.
Currently the Creative Ireland Clare Culture Team, with huge support from local artists, arts organisations and creative practitioners, are preparing an exciting and diverse programme showcasing the creativity of young people in Clare. Activities are based on what children across the county want to do. Events will include art, performance, dance, heritage, nature, craft music and much more. More details can be found on Cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/clare/