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Culture Night Late 2022

In Brief

The aim of this open call for submissions is to fund a number of flagship Culture Night Late events, to take place in urban towns and cities with a population size of over 15,000.
This initiative, funded by the Arts Council and managed by Milestone Inventive the national Culture Night Coordinators, has been created in response to the changing needs of the Arts Sector and in line with the government’s commitments outlined in the Report of the Late Night Economy Taskforce (september 2021). This initiative seeks to build upon the success of the 2021 Culture Night Pilot late night events and recognises the distinctive need to develop and diversify the artistic and cultural offerings of the Night-time economy.

Applicants can apply for funding between €15,000 and €20,000 for a flagship event and the award will be no more than 60% of the total event cost. Matched funding may come from a number of resources – a local authority, arts or community organisation and no more than 10% of that funding should be support in kind.


Open to local authorities, artists, creators, producers, programmers and arts organisations in the Republic of Ireland.


Late night cultural events that:

  • Are ambitious in scale – cater for an audience of more than 500
  • Are designed to take place between 9pm and midnight, indoors or outdoors
  • Are open and free to the public
  • Have core considerations around equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Aim to specifically target the 18-35 age demographic (but not necessarily exclusively) and/or where young people within this age demographic are engaged in the programming and design of the event.
  • Involve and even spatial distribution of projects, reflecting the nationwide nature of Culture Night.
Late night cultural events that are alcohol free & tailored for the night-time economy are encouraged. 
We welcome proposals for events primarily with a broad cultural theme and across all arts forms with a wide public focus and reach, including but not limited to; arts participation, theatre, music, visual and digital art, film, literature, traditional arts, dance, spoken word, circus, spectacle, audio arts, arts developed for and by young people or a hybrid of disciplines. 
This information is aimed at artists, creators, producers, programmers and arts organisations who feel they fulfil the brief and would be in a position to deliver the project successfully. 
The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday May 27th at 5:30pm.
For further information please contact [email protected]
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