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Are You Interested In Volunteering With The First Fortnight Festival?

We are currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming First Fortnight festival which will be taking place from the 2nd to the 16th of January 2022!

Are You Interested In Volunteering With The First Fortnight Festival?

We are currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming First Fortnight festival which will be taking place from the 2nd to the 16th of January 2022!

First Fortnight Announces New CEO

First Fortnight is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Fleming as chief executive officer (CEO).

First Fortnight Announces New CEO

First Fortnight is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Fleming as chief executive officer (CEO).

Volunteer

First Fortnight wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers. We had over 140 volunteers help realise the 2020 Festival. If you can spare some time towards helping reduce mental health stigma, please fill out the form in our Volunteer section.

Volunteer

First Fortnight wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers. We had over 140 volunteers help realise the 2020 Festival. If you can spare some time towards helping reduce mental health stigma, please fill out the form in our Volunteer section.

Child & Adolescent Creative Therapy Service Now Open For Referrals

First Fortnight is delighted to announce that their new Creative Therapy Service which is targeted for children and adolescents aged 3-18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, is now open for referrals.

Child & Adolescent Creative Therapy Service Now Open For Referrals

First Fortnight is delighted to announce that their new Creative Therapy Service which is targeted for children and adolescents aged 3-18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, is now open for referrals.

News & Stories

Here you can keep up to date with all the latest news and our blog posts. You can also subscribe to our newsletter below in the big blue box.

News & Stories

Here you can keep up to date with all the latest news and our blog posts. You can also subscribe to our newsletter below in the big blue box.

First Fortnight Announces the Departure of its Chief Operating Officer Edel Doran

During her seven-year tenure, Edel has been central to the transformation of First Fortnight’s flagship festival into an arts calendar staple

First Fortnight Announces the Departure of its Chief Operating Officer Edel Doran

During her seven-year tenure, Edel has been central to the transformation of First Fortnight’s flagship festival into an arts calendar staple

Creative Therapies

Our Centre for Creative therapies is a free music and art therapy service for adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. These therapies utilize psychotherapeutic approaches combined with the creative process to improve mental health.

Creative Therapies

Our Centre for Creative therapies is a free music and art therapy service for adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. These therapies utilize psychotherapeutic approaches combined with the creative process to improve mental health.

First Fortnight Festival 2022 Submission Callout Open!

First Fortnight Festival 2021 will run from January 2nd-16th.

The theme of our 11th festival in 2022 is “Open.”

First Fortnight Festival 2022 Submission Callout Open!

First Fortnight Festival 2021 will run from January 2nd-16th.

The theme of our 11th festival in 2022 is “Open.”

What We Do

First Fortnight utilises arts and culture to challenge mental health stigma while supporting some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people through creative therapies. 

In Ireland, one in four people are predicted to struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives.

What We Do

First Fortnight utilises arts and culture to challenge mental health stigma while supporting some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people through creative therapies. 

In Ireland, one in four people are predicted to struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives.

Resources & Info

Download our latest programme, press release and media book here. You'll also find some helpful mental health support contacts, recommended reading resources and everything related to our governance.

Resources & Info

Download our latest programme, press release and media book here. You'll also find some helpful mental health support contacts, recommended reading resources and everything related to our governance.

First Fortnight Announces Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer

Laura MacNaughton brings more than 15 years’ arts management experience to the role

First Fortnight Announces Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer

Laura MacNaughton brings more than 15 years’ arts management experience to the role

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