Glantór/Eraser

A huge thank you to wonderful Irish author Sarah Webb for launching Glantór for the Museum of Childhood Ireland, during Cruinniú na nÓg 2021.

New Literary and Art Journal for Youth aged 16-25 years from the Museum of Childhood Ireland. ( Please see additional page for Children/ Youth aged up to 16 )

Following on from the wonderful experiences of our previous and ongoing creative writing and art initiatives, and our popular teen writing club, this is a new platform designed to celebrate, promote and amplify the writing and art of young people across the island of Ireland.

We welcome stories, poems, nonfiction, essays, conversations, scripts, plays, personal reflections…

Drawings, paintings, sculpture, installations, design, craft, photography…

This will be a space where work generated by youth who are inspired to create by what is happening in the world now, the collections and practices of the museum, and by each other’s work, can be seen and heard. We cannot wait to hear and see what they have to say.

Glantór is a youth empowerment/ mental health initiative of our Youth Voices team, (aged 16-25 years) ensuring that youth be seen and heard.

What is Glantór ?

Glantór, is an initiative of the Youth Voices team ( age 16-25 years) at the Museum of Childhood Ireland 

It is a dedicated online exhibition platform designed to showcase the diversity and inclusivity of Art and Writing by youth in Ireland between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age, and across all communities.

To further amplify the voices of Glantór a 12 month Islandwide touring physical exhibition, comprising a representative selection of 25 of the works received, will begin from January 2022.

About our Glantór/ Eraser platform: The purpose of Glantór it is that it will serve as a mental health support for youth on the island as they navigate a post pandemic Ireland. 

In a changed world the need for the voices of our youth to be front and centre is greater than ever. Their thoughts and opinions need to be heard. Through expression in Art, Writing and Song, the platform welcomes a sharing of feelings, thoughts and emotions. And a sense of solidarity, of confidence by inviting young people to express themselves on the topics they choose, in the creative medium of their choice, in their authentic voice.

By encouraging youth in a post pandemic world to be Seen and Heard as their Right, it also provides a window for all to see and hear what the youth of our island are saying. It provides a real opportunity for understanding, for social cohesion, for encouraging dialogue/ open and honest conversations that have the potential for significant impact and for creating change.

We have precedence in this area, which will serve as a template for this particular project. 

In March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic here our mental health initiative for children and youth went global. Project 2020 Together, Le chéile’ saw entries pouring in not just from Ireland but from youth around the globe. We were surprised and delighted too that our unfunded, voluntary museum’s online exhibition of work was shortlisted as a finalist, from over 400 museum initiatives worldwide, by an international panel of museum experts, alongside such established luminaries as the Rijksmuseum, the Warhol, and the National Gallery of Singapore. 

Physical exhibitions of P2020 ensued too: Ireland, Italy, USA and Nepal, and are ongoing. Later this summer the exhibition will be in Dublin City centre at the Robert Emmet CDP, and in early 2022 in the centre of the city of Rubano, Italy at the invitation of the councillor for culture, arts and youth policy.

Our natural reach is extensive through our social media platforms ( On Facebook alone we have over 32,000 followers ), an established Islandwide and global network of hosting locations for exhibitions.

We have engaged in Youth Mental Health initiative partnerships. https://museumofchildhood.ie/international-adolescent-health-week-21-27th-march/

We have dedicated Children’s Rights and Education teams at the Museum of Childhood Ireland, belong to Child / Youth Rights groups such as the CRA and are actively involved in the Children’s Futures campaign. 

We have partnerships and upcoming planned initiatives on Youth Participation with other organisations including the Heritage Council. 

Additionally a media campaign will be launched around the platform and exhibitions.. .

The Museum of Childhood Ireland have child/ vulnerable adult safeguarding and protection policies in place and all volunteers who work with children / youth are Garda vetted via Create.

Contact information: info@museumofchildhood.ie

Writing 

Art

Songwriting 

Submissions are welcome in English, Irish, or in mother tongue. We

are also happy to transcribe phoned in scripts. (By arrangement)

Tel: +353 87 681 6760

School/ other workshops by arrangement.

Contact: info@museumofchildhood.ie 

Or Tel: +353 87 681 6760

The journal will be published online, and in paper format, at regular intervals throughout the year. We aim to host workshops and exhibitions of the work too.

Established and young guest writers and artists will feature regularly, so stay tuned!

We’ll be open for submissions from June 12th, 2021.

Entries can be submitted here. We ask that a responsible adult submit on behalf of minors. 👇 : 

info@museumofchildhood.ie

Terms and Conditions will apply.

The Museum of Childhood Ireland have firm Child Protection Policies in place.

Don’t forget to check out our FacebookInstagram and our website.

Submissions are welcome in English, Irish, or mother tongue. We are also happy to transcribe phoned in scripts. (By arrangement)

Tel: +353 87 681 6760

School/ other workshops by arrangement.

Contact: info@museumofchildhood.ie 

Or Tel: +353 87 681 6760

The journal will be published online, and in paper format, at regular intervals throughout the year. We aim to host workshops and exhibitions of the work too.

Established and young guest writers and artists will feature regularly, so stay tuned!

We’ll be open for submissions from June 12th, 2021.

Entries can be submitted here. We ask that a responsible adult submit on behalf of minors. 👇 : 

info@museumofchildhood.ie

Terms and Conditions will apply.

The Museum of Childhood Ireland have firm Child Protection Policies in place.

Don’t forget to check out our FacebookInstagram and website.