Call out for craftspeople, designers and artists for Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Posted 05.05.20


Call out for craftspeople, designers and artists

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has teamed up with Creative Ireland and RTÉ as part of a national campaign to encourage children and young people to create their own unique kites to fly as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 13th June.

Applications are being sought from craftspeople, designers and artists to deliver live workshops and/or pre-recorded workshop videos. Applicants must have experience of kite-making and be able to lead live webinars and video demonstrations. Kites can range from basic – using readily available materials – to flamboyant creations. Fees for content will be at DCCI’s Get Ireland Making rates of €150 for a live workshop, plus an additional €150 if video content is to be developed. Proposals for a series of workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Live workshops will be held in the weeks leading up to 13th June. Proposals can be for a one-off workshop or a series of workshops. All successful proposals will be professionally edited and branded with the #GetIrelandMaking visual identity.  

All content will be shared/promoted via DCCI’s and partners’ social media platforms and on from Thursday 28th May to Friday 12th June. The live workshops will be hosted on Zoom and videos will be presented on DCCI’s Get Ireland Making playlist on its YouTube channel. The series will also be promoted by Creative Ireland and RTÉ through their social media platforms and on the Cruinniú na nÓg website.

The deadline for applications for kite-making content proposals is Monday, 18th May 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity for children and young people which celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through performance, workshops, readings, screenings and special events. It’s a day for doing, making and creating. Exactly what DCCI’s Get Ireland Making initiative is all about!

Get Ireland Making commissions designers and makers across Ireland to share their knowledge of materials and process through fun and engaging activities for children, young people and adults. As we all practice social distancing during this unprecedented time, it offers a unique opportunity to connect and unite through creativity. 

For specific enquiries, email Shauna Sweeney on:


Design & Crafts Council Ireland - @DCCIreland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and on LinkedIn #GetIrelandMaking
Creative Ireland - @CreativeIrl on Facebook, Twitter, @creativeireland on Instagram #InThisTogether

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