Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 call for applications

Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 call for applications

Kilkenny County Council, in association with Creative Ireland are seeking project and event applications which will deliver the Cruinniú na nÓg programme in Kilkenny. Cruinniú na nÓg (Saturday, June 10th 2023) is the national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age.

To be successful, applications must show how communities are being actively encouraged to be more creative. We encourage new, ambitious, and meaningful collaborations between people and communities, artists/ archaeologists/ historians/ archivists and everyone else involved in the culture and creative sectors within Kilkenny. In early 2023, the Kilkenny County Council Cultural Services team surveyed young people’s priorities across the remit of Kilkenny. Preference will be given to projects/ events that fall under the feedback given: making/ visual art, music, dance, literature, drama in either indoor or outdoor settings.

The Creative Ireland Programme is a culture – based programme and was created in 2017 following the successful state initiative Ireland 2016 which marked the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising. The Kilkenny Creative Ireland grant scheme’s purpose is to provide financial support to local and community groups and individuals, artistic and creative practitioners, event organisers and those involved in creative, cultural and heritage activities and projects, in order to encourage cultural participation and wellbeing throughout Kilkenny. The scheme also supports the delivery of the Kilkenny Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027.

To read and download the application form/grant criteria click HERE

Application forms are also available from the Community and Culture Section, Kilkenny County Council. Email

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 3rd April 2023.