Take our Survey!
We’re planning to create a fantastic Mother Tongues Festival in 2021 and beyond and we’d like to hear from you! These questions won’t take long to fill out, but each answer means a lot to us! We’re trying to build our understanding of what you like, your festival experiences and satisfaction with different elements of the festival.
Mother Tongues Festival is one of Ireland’s most diverse and dynamic initiatives.
Our goal is to create a space that fosters belonging and celebrates linguistic and cultural identities through education and the arts and so far we have been able to engage more than 1,000 children and 100 artists in our programmes.
The next 12 months are key for us to deliver our programmes. We need your help to welcome communities to create, enjoy and share culture and creativity. We want to nurture the next generation of artists. We want to continue to come together through creativity. We want to provide some joy to help us through feelings of isolation and loss and to make migrant families feel at home in Ireland.
See Through Café
The See Through Café is a free and open space where we allow to flourish conversations about art and diversity in and across Ireland, through the eyes of Artists and art enthusiasts. The See Through Café project is curated by members of the WeareGriot Collective: Dagogo Hart, Felispeaks and Samuel Yakura. It is presented in collaboration with Rua Red and supported by Creative Ireland South Dublin and South Dublin County Arts Office.
diversity in the arts matters
The festival features a dynamic programme of performances from across the arts – visual arts, dance, music, poetry, scientific workshops, theatre, and more.
It will be a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to come together to celebrate Ireland’s linguistic diversity.
This is your chance to support Mother Tongues and make sure the festival is a resounding success!
If you would like to support our effort in creating an amazing programme you can make a donation here:
If you would like to make a contribution as a business, we have a sponsorship scheme available.
For more information about sponsorship please contact the Festival manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your generosity and support and we look forward to celebrating International Mother Language Day with you at the Mother Tongues Festival!
Thank you, Go raibh maith agat, Grazie, Gracias, Danke, Dzieki, Merci, 謝謝
Call for artists!
The Mother Tongues Festival is looking for artists, performers and workshop facilitators to join the largest multilingual festival in the country!
The goal of our festival is to explore and celebrate linguistic diversity through the arts.
Any art form is welcome, and we are now seeking expressions of interest from artists and workshop facilitators who want to be part of this great multicultural event for all ages. If you speak a language other than English or if language and communication are at the core of your artistic practice and you like the idea of working in a multicultural festival, please fill out an expression of interest by 15th September 2020.