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A group of people outside dancing and holding hands in a circle. At the forefront, is an older man wearing a blue jumper. The woman to his left, wearing a black patterned shirt, smiles at him. Across from them, we can see the full circle of attendees, adults and children, holding hands.

Open Call: Bealtaine Hero Award 2024

Posted: 17 January, 2024

The call for applications to the Bealtaine Hero Award is open to local, community based groups (or individuals) who wish to submit proposals for an event that offers an ambitious, creative and experimental invitation to their community this May, and that celebrates the spirit of the festival.

All art forms and event types will be considered, however non-arts events will not be considered (please see guidelines for examples of arts and non-arts events). Two awards of €500 will be made to the two successful applicants. The deadline is 5pm, Friday February 19th 2024.

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age.

For more information and to apply for the Bealtaine Hero Award, visit bealtaine.ie

Banner image: A Life of Play by Emma O’Kane, an intergenerational dance project commissioned by Age & Opportunity for the 2018 Bealtaine Festival in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival. A Cois Céim BROADREACH Project. Image by Catarina Leone.


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