Event registration for Bealtaine 2023, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, is now open.
Arts organisations, big and small, and community groups, individual organisers and artists are encouraged to register an event, which takes place in May 2023, on bealtaine.ie.
Age & Opportunity invites applications for two awards that support the festival: the Bealtaine Hero Award and the National Arts in Nursing Homes Day Award (in partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland).
The Bealtaine Hero Award is for individuals and/or organisations who wish to create an exciting new festival event which may be online, blended or in-person. Two awards of €500 will be made to the successful applicants. The deadline for application is 5pm, Friday February 17th 2023.
National Arts in Nursing Homes Day Award applications are welcome from care settings who wish to organise interactive and engaging arts workshops and events for their clients & residents. Projects will culminate in a festival event as part of the third ever National Arts in Nursing Homes Day on Friday 19th May. One award of €1,000 and two awards of €500 will be made to three successful applicants. Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday February 24th 2023.
The final Bealtaine 2023 programme will be announced in early April. Event organisers are strongly advised to register by April 4th although registration will still be possible up to May.
Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.
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