Stop Motion Animaton Workshop for Young people!

We have been running Stop Motion Animation workshops in association with FirstCut! Youth Film Festival. They were so much fun and the resulting Animations were gorgeous. Now a new series for beginners or those wanting to develop their skills, is about to begin:

Saturday May 1 the new series for Cruinniú na nÓg begins – Stop Motion Animation workshops and competition – PLACES LIMITED so contact us today!

AGES 8 TO 16

There will be series of FREE!! Stop Motion Animation Workshops where participants learn how to create their own animated shorts at home and have a chance to have their films screened in Cruinniú na nÓg AND during the Midleton Arts Festival 2021. See our NEWS PAGE for more details and register NOW by emailing US NOW!

You can see the resulting animations and competition shorts from our last workshop during the First Cut! Festival HERE

We also have a prize of €100 to the best film!


Of course in light of the current Covid-19 situation, we were sad to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Midleton Arts Festival. We are thrilled to announce we will hold the 2021 festival in July. We hope to see you there and we will keep you updated on our Facebook page. Please visit us there and feel free to share any art works or ideas with us!

festival vision

Our festival is a celebration of our community and its relationship with art. With so many talented artists in the area and wonderful art teachers in the schools, creativity is bubbling in East Cork throughout the year. MAF creates an opportunity to showcase, share and express this ongoing creativity during the mid May arts festival.

We are aiming to do no poster printing, use an app for information, extend the Saturday market to celebrate and investigate the local food artisans, growers and sustainable possibilities for Midleton.

We want people to be involved. We would love all artists and creatives to spend time together during the festival. We hope to create a space for artists to create and bounce ideas around, get inspired, meet new friends. The organisers are volunteers, so there is very little time and funding for us to organise every event but if you have something you can offer, and it suits to present it during July 16th – 18th. We will advertise and support you and guide you to the best place to set up/perform/exhibit/pop up.

A group of us met as part of One World Week and here is the lovely video shot by Kara Sweeney to get you started with ideas or be enticed to join one of our idea teams.


What a glorious festival we had in May 2019! Captured so beautifully by East Cork filmmaker Kara Sweeney of Twenty4Films.

The Vibrant Artists Community of Midleton and Surrounds come together in mid-May (delayed until July) to present their work, experiment, stretch imaginations and raise the spirits of the local community. Feel the town buzz the minute you step foot on the street. Expect the unexpected and bring your friends and family along to take part in the many activities! Magical May events for all ages; children’s busking competition, make art on the street, great exhibitions, music, meditative dance, drumming circle, poetry, film, bohemian discussions, outstanding theatre. There really is something for everyone in Midleton’s Arts Festival.

Nice One, to the creators and organisers of Midleton Arts Festival. The weekend was so amazing and such a great display of the talent and creativity so abundant here in East Cork…..there was something for everyone to see and do and the energy in the town was phenomenal. This is an ideal forum for ECMP participants to express themselves and demonstrate their creative capacities….Thank you all for organising such a Fabulous Festival!!!

Clare Seymour/project coordinator ECMP

I saw so many beautiful people dreamers, artists , moms, dads , brothers and sisters , drummers, youth workers , the young people and older wise warriors who all come together in a shared humanity! It was really an amazing thing to stand back from and witness. Well done Ilse de Ziah. A beautiful day for Midleton and for Humanity….John Wayne McSweeney

One of the best events I was ever at in Midleton. What an experience. Bravo Midleton Arts Festival. Fergus McCarthy

Well done thanks for streaming it. I could see it from the hospital in cork. You folks rock!‪ Cormac Brenock

Great festival. As has been said already there really was something for everyone. Looking forward to next year already. Congratulations to all involved.‪ Paul Casey

Everyone looks great. Midleton is so lucky to have all this talent. Keep it up guys. Clare Buckley

This was really super yesterday. The street came alive with music. Well done to all the buskers – fab Claire O Sullivan