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Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

Creative Ireland: Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 - Open Call for proposals for Dublin City

Dublin City Council is pleased to announce an open call for artists/creative practitioners, cultural organisations, young collectives, creative/cultural communities and neighbourhood communities/organisations to submit proposals to be part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022, Dublin City Creative Ireland Programme. This open call is for activities, performances, readings, workshops, showcase events, interactive art installations, etc. to take place as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, Saturday 11th June 2022 across Dublin City.  
Cruinniú na nÓg is an all-Ireland event which celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. Events are free, local and activity-based. It’s a day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ ‘celebrating’ and ‘creating’!
This year we are looking to present work across all art-forms through online activities, face to face activities, performances, developmental workshops or creative projects for/by young people aged 0-18. These activities will take place across Dublin City neighbourhoods. These events can be one off to happen on the 11th June or be project based with the final outcome demonstrated on the 11th June. In exceptional cases activities involving schools may be considered for June 11th.  Activities are inclusive of all art forms and creative forms including but not limited to visual art, music, dance, drama, storytelling, puppetry, circus, street art, performance, coding, design, readings, poetry, architecture, etc. We are looking for innovative activities that foster creativity, encourage collaboration and engage a diverse audience.


Deadline for Submission : 12 noon Wednesday 2nd March at 12pm, 2022
Notification : 7-11 March 2022

Dublin City Council is seeking proposals from artists/ cultural organisations / venues/ community or youth groups/producers who are interested in presenting events. 
We will:
Work with you to promote your Cruinniú na nÓg event to children, young people and families in your area.

Provide practical assistance (this will be agreed on an event by event basis where we can match the help we can give to your needs). 
Provide financial assistance (as partners are expected to bring their own resources to proposed events, this will be agreed on an event by event basis and only where required/feasible, not all events proposed may require or receive financial assistance).

We welcome proposals which:

a.     Maximise children and young people’s engagement, including where feasible children’s  participation in the development of ideas/programme content or communication

b.     Support collaboration between different groups

c.     Are ambitious, innovative, and foster creativity in children and young people

d.     Have scope to attract new audience, including culturally diverse participants and audience and /or pay particular attention to the needs of those who may be currently underserved 

e.     Have a clear and feasible budget

f.      Show feasibility of completion by 11th June 2022


Payment of any financial contribution, where agreed, will be made in April 2022.  
All projects must be completed by 11th June 2022.  
The project must take place in Dublin City.  
Funding may be used to purchase materials / to engage an artist  to create new work or processes /  exhibition and workshops /  showcase or  performance of new work. All artists should be paid equitably for their work, time and preparation.  
Funding may not be used for competitions (entry or travel to). 
Funding provided by Creative Ireland Dublin City must be acknowledged in all publicity material associated with the work. Logos are available from Dublin City Council Arts Office.  
Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short written report describing their experiences and the impact of the event/events.  
 Dublin City Council and Creative Ireland reserve the right to publicise the programme. Successful applicants may be asked to be available for promotional material.
The selection panel reserves the right not to grant an award if the standard of applications does not satisfy the criteria of the award in full.  
Only proposals with completed applications and the required documents will be considered. Proposals and applications will be held onto for a year.  
Presenting organisations/venues will be required to show evidence of an up to date child protection policy and must ensure all staff/artists engaged are successfully garda vetted by the venue organisation.  
Feedback, reporting and evaluation of the project should be informed by participant/audience forms and surveys.

For questions, please contact Liz Coman, Cruinniú na nÓg  Dublin City Coordinator

Closing date for receipt of completed proposals is Wednesday 2nd March at 12noon


Required Documents

Completed Application Form
Project Description citing impact of proposed activity (500 word max.)
Detailed Budget
Artist Biog and CV

If applicable to your proposal:

Letters of Collaboration/Partnership/Support
Previous examples of work with children and young people
Any documentation that you feel will support your proposal


PRIVACY (General Data Protection Regulation G.D.P.R.).

The purpose for processing the data you provide is for the selection of participants in the creation of activities, performances, readings, workshops, showcase events, interactive art installations, etc.  to take place as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, Saturday 12th June 2021 across Dublin City. The information you provide will be accessed by staff of Dublin City Arts Office and invited external specialists and may be shared with relevant Dublin City Council staff. Your information will be retained for 6 years if successful and 1 year if unsuccessful with your application. This process is being undertaken in accordance with the Arts Act 2003.
If you do not furnish the personal data requested, Dublin City Council will not be able to process your application. You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

  • the right to access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data
  • the right to require us to rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data
  • the right to require us to erase your personal data
  • the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes
  • the right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it

Please note that to help protect your privacy; we take steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal data. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to our Data Protection Officer outlining the specific details of the request: Email: Tel: 01 2223775. All valid requests will be processed without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. This period may be extended by up to two further months where necessary.