Help us create the artwork for RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! The Ark's Festival of Children!

Are you aged 2-12 and love to draw, paint or design?

Well this is your chance to have your work seen on a much bigger scale - online, on posters and fliers and maybe even on t-shirts, as we need children to help create the design of the artwork for our major new festival RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! The Ark’s Festival of Children. The child whose design is chosen will have the chance to work with our leading design team to develop their idea through a professional design process to finished product.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! is the first festival of its kind in Ireland - a festival created for children – by children! This means that children will be integral to the planning and decision-making in creating the festival. Taking place from 14-16 June 2019, the festival will coincide with Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people, and it will be a celebration of art, culture and children’s rights – ensuring that children are seen and heard across Dublin.

We are looking for children of all ages who love drawing, painting and designing to submit their ideas for the artwork for the festival. This artwork will be used to represent and promote the festival,

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of children from The Ark’s Children’s Council, who will work with our design and communications team to pick the artwork that best reflects the 2019 festival.

The child behind the chosen design will then work with this panel and our designers to develop their idea through a professional design process to finished products. They will get to see how professional designers work and an insight into the world of graphic design and marketing!

We are looking for a logo and/or a poster image that sums up the spirit of RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! The Ark’s Festival of Children, ensuring that it is clear that this is all about children, arts and culture. It should be A4 in size and can be done in any material or style you want to use – pencil, paint, collage, digital or 3D.

Designs should be submitted by post to: Right Here Right Now!, The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 or a scanned version or good quality picture can be emailed to

Closing date for submissions: 5pm on Thurs 28 February

The Ark gratefully acknowledges the support of its principal funder the Arts Council and also its other annual supporters: the Department of Education and Skills, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Dublin City Council and UNESCO Dublin City of Literature. RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! The Ark’s Festival of Children is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund.