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Welcome to the June edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Live and Digital: Festival Making in the face of COVID '19
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.
Making Tracks – Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians
Grants and Awards
European Cultural Foundation – 2nd round of European Culture of Solidary Fund announced
Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2020 – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools Television
News from the community
Architects in Schools 2020/2021 – Open Call for Schools
Administrator Role: MUSIC GENERATION KILKENNY
The dates for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 have been announced: 3rd March - 14 March 2021
Call for a Curator to curate a Gaeltacht visual art exhibition, as part of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s 40 year celebrations
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Tell me what it’s like to be you: Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.

Áine is the first author who writes exclusively in Irish to be awarded the honour, and will hold the title from now until 2022.

Laureate na nÓg is an honour which was established in 2010 to engage young people with high quality literature and to underline the importance of children’s literature in our cultural and imaginative lives. It is an initiative of the Arts Council, administered by Children’s Books Ireland with the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Poetry Ireland.

Áine Ní Ghlinn is a children’s writer and poet. She has written over thirty books, including poetry collections and an array of books and novels for children and teenagers. Her ambition as Laureate is to lift the cloak of invisibility from Irish language authors and books, and to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure as Gaeilge.