The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Arts Festival, takes place each Autumn and includes a dedicated programme of events for children and families.
Community Arts Week began life as a week-long celebration of the arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development. Over the years Arts Week at the school gave such pleasure to the greater community that an encompassing and fervent support network grew around it, allowing it to develop.
Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content with the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus. With creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools during the festival.