Culturefox closed on June 1 last and all registered users of the events website and the affected arts organisations have been informed.
The Arts Council had examined Culturefox in the context of its commitment to public engagement as prioritised under its strategy Making Great Art Work.
As artists and arts organisations are in recent years using social media and more sophisticated digital platforms to reach potential audiences, the Arts Council has been exploring new and more innovative ways of promoting the work of artists and arts organisations and is currently in discussions on a new partnership. In the light of these developments, the Arts Council took a decision to close Culturefox.
Unfortunately, the Arts Council is not in a position to promote events on its own website and recommends that other channels – Facebook, Twitter, Entertainment.ie, local media and other websites – should be used.