Grasshoppers International Early Years Festival is an organisation that presents high quality arts experiences for audiences aged 0-6 and their carers in Balbriggan. It is separated into three blocks of activity during the year.
- to engage the community in early years arts experiences of high quality
- to engage vetted and experienced individuals in the organisation
- to create a specific arts event for families in the area with the youngest citizens
- to attract families with young children into Balbriggan for the festival dates
- to introduce the town of Balbriggan to international guests (attracting tourism)
- to focus on the positive and creative talents available in the town and
INTENDED OPERATION: (Annual)
- Advocacy workshops of six weeks duration
- Preschool and primary school junior infants public art exhibition (one month)
- International performances and workshops of high quality presented to local audiences in Balbriggan (one week to include a weekend)
Grasshoppers Early Years Festival is supported financially by Our Balbriggan, The Arts Council and Fingal Arts Office to date.
2021 is the second edition of the festival.