Culture Night 2023 | One Night For All
Culture Night invites everyone everywhere, on one joyful night,
to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today.
Now in its 18th year, 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. Culture Night is developed in partnership with local authorities and many other organisations and individuals across the island.
Culture Night is about openness, discovery, celebration and belonging. Doors open late and special and unique events are programmed at participating locations, online and broadcast. All activities are free.
Over 750,000 people engaged with Culture Night in 2022, in person, online and through broadcast. 57% of in person attendees are also visiting cultural spaces for the first time, this makes Culture Night a real strategic opportunity for audience development
In 2023, Culture Night Late saw 19 flagship late night events happening across the country, in places like Dublin, Galway, Cork and Limerick cities and towns such as Athenry, Clonmel, Claremorris, Carlow, Ballina, Listowel, Tralee, Balbriggan and Bray.
This initiative was created in response to public interest in late events and the
Report of the Late Night Economy Taskforce (September
Following the success of Read Mór in 2022, the initiative returned for a second year in 2023. In partnership with HSE Healthy Ireland, we gifted books to 7 hospitals nationally.
For full details of this year's book-gifting project see Read Mór.
Find out more about Culture Night
Informing the Future of Culture Night
The Arts Council is pleased to publish
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.
For queries contact: Eimear.Kelleher@artscouncil.ie
Insights and Updates Information Clinic, 20 April 2023