Culture Night invites everyone everywhere, on
one joyful night, to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today.
The next Culture
Night is Friday 22 September 2023.
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.
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 1.1 million 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 year round. The Arts
Council marked the 70th anniversary of its very first meeting on 25th January
1952. On Culture Night to mark this anniversary we partnered with
Irish Rail and Bus Éireann for a special book gifting project called Read Mór
In 2022 a number of flagship Culture Night Late events took place
in towns and cities.
This initiative was created in response to public interest in late events
and the Report of the Late Night Economy Taskforce (September 2021).
To find out about Culture Night visit https://culturenight.ie/
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Informing the Future of
The Arts Council is pleased to
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
the report here (PDF, 6 MB)
For Queries contact: Eimear.Kelleher@artscouncil.ie