Last week, on May the 4th, our Director Lucy Medlycott attended the launch of Cruinniú na nÓgthe national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18 in Ireland.

Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ.

The initiative is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people, and ISACS, this year, is one of the strategic partners for the national initiative.

The launch took place in Killruddery House and Gardens in County Wicklow, in the presence of Minister Catherine Martin and Tania Banotti, Director of Creative Ireland.

Lucy Medlycott was delighted to greet and meet so many of the ISACS members – Cloughjordan Youth Circus, The Barceló Brothers, and Laura Connolly from Aduantas – involved in the initiative.

The appreciation and recognition of our sector is growing on a national scale, and we – ISACS and all our members – are the ones leading the change.

Other strategic partners for this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg are Dance Ireland, Garageland, Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, Youth Theatre Ireland and the Historic Houses of Ireland. There will be more than 450 events, including our Circus Explored initiative.

Stay tuned for more exciting content to come out soon.