Culture Night is a national moment celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today; connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and opening up pathways to ongoing engagement.
It celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that a rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day.
Culture Night is about openness, discovery, celebration and belonging. Doors are opened late and special and unique events are programmed at participating locations. All activities are made available to the public free of charge.
Culture Night invites everyone everywhere, on one joyful night, to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today.
Culture Night Conversations
2022 – meet and greet for organisers
Culture Night / Oíche
Chultúir is a national moment celebrating culture, creativity and the
arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture
is alive, treasured and nurtured in people's lives, today and every day
Culture Night has expanded to towns and
villages across Ireland since its origins in Temple Bar, Dublin in 2006.
Now under the stewardship of the Arts Council, this national moment celebrating
all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today;
connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and opening up
pathways to ongoing engagement.
Ahead of Culture Night
2022, the Arts Council will host a series of nationwide meetings to share the findings from its research
report and the post event analysis from 2021. These meetings offer a forum for
Culture Night organisers to learn about emerging trends from organisers,
audiences and artists. Sinéad O’Reilly, Head of Local, Place and
Public Art, Arts Council and Maria Moynihan Lee Director of Milestone Inventive
and national coordinator of
Culture Night will host the meetings.
Dates, locations and times
Wed 2 March, 11am to 1pm, The Model,
Mon 7 March, 11am to 1pm, Dunamaise
Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Fri 1 April, 11am to 1pm,
St.Peter’s, Cork City
Tues 5 April, 11am to 1pm, MOLI,
Thurs 7 April 7th 11am to 1pm,
Mon 11 April, 11am to 1pm, The
Harbour Hotel, Galway
For Booking Info please click here
Informing the Future of Culture Night
The Arts Council is pleased to publish Informing the Future of Culture Night the evidence review, research and consultation report by Janice McAdam, Annette Nugent and Heather Maitland. Culture Night is the annual all-island event which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The report is the culmination of an extensive national research programme, which uses data up to 2020 to chart the evolution of Culture Night, understand Culture Night’s current and potential public value and provide a benchmark and recommendations on its future evaluation, vision and delivery.
Download the report here (PDF, 6 MB)
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