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Culture Night Friday September 20TH 2024

Culture Night invites everyone, everywhere, on one joyful night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today

 

The Culture Night experience is across  a wide range of sectors – culture, arts, heritage, education, hospitality, tourism, health and commercial and corporate enterprise.

Its diversity is reflected in the scope and range of events and people who participate – and it aims to continue to connect with both engaged audiences as well as extending its reach to those who may not always have access.

Expression of Interest

Participation for local groups and communities is through your Local Arts Office who oversees the organisation of the programme of events in each county.

Fill in the Expression of Interest form below to connect in with your Local Arts Office in relation to participating in Culture Night 2024 in your area. 

Please note that the Local Arts Office or National coordinator decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final.

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Culture Night Expression of Interest Form

The Culture Night expression of interest form is primarily for people who have never participated in Culture Night before or people who want to get involved in a new Local Authority area.

If you have previously organised a Culture Night event in your area we recommend that you contact your local Arts Office directly, as before. It is not necessary to use this form in such cases.

Your expression of interest form will be forwarded to your Local Arts Office for review.

Please note that each local Arts Office takes a different approach to programming for Culture Night and that the local Arts Office decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final.

Please note that as an expression of interest this is NOT an application for funding.

Each Local Authority takes its own approach to funding events in their Culture Night programme, in accordance with local policy and practice. We advise that you contact your Local  Authority Arts Office directly for further details. The full list of contacts can be found here: https://culturenight.ie/contact-us/

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Culture Night Event & Venue Criteria:

Please note that the Local Arts Office or National coordinator decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final. Culture Night respects, supports and ensures the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today, from all sections of society, from existing and new communities, and from all social backgrounds, ethnicities and traditions.

** To ensure this objective all events must embrace the following:

  • Be free (although groups or organisations may seek donations but access isn’t dependent on this)
  • Be registered through the relevant Arts Office/local authority or the national coordinator and uploaded to the national programme/ website
  • Embrace the Arts Council’s Pay the Artist  policy and ensure that all engaged artists and practitioners are paid, unless participating in a voluntary capacity or as part of a community group.
  • Be open to all and seek to create a sense of community and belonging – and promote the belief that I am part of this and this is part of me.

All events must demonstrate their commitment to at least one of the following:

Reflect and enhance the definition of culture outlined in ‘what is culture Night’ and embrace openness, discovery, celebration and belonging. Clearly seek to raise awareness of a cultural experience, has an educational value, an element of discovery and opens up future pathways to engagement. Promote diversity and inclusion through the celebration of creative communities, both new and established.

Seek to engage with and create opportunities for increased participation with those who may not always have easy access to events of a cultural nature, particularly, but not limited to, the following often marginalised groups:

  • – asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
  • –  D/deaf culture or arts and disability;
  • –  Irish Traveller culture;
  • – those promoting  gender equality;
  • –  under-represented groups

Celebrate the value that art, culture and creativity bring to our lives and provide a platform and exposure for cultural organisations, activities and facilities and community groups.

Seek to actively promote cultural diversity, particularly intercultural encounters.

Build on existing community resources and networks in order to further their cultural development and increase their reach.

Recognise the value of artists’ work and embrace the Arts Council’s Pay the Artist policy. Provide a platform for creative talent in its many forms. Encourage more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality.

Remind us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally that we can experience year round.

Open the door of a venue or organisation to the public which might otherwise be regarded as off limits at that time of year or time of day.

** Arts Councils Equality Human rights and diversity policy

OUR BRAND GUIDELINES

Only events or venues registered with Culture Night, either through head quarters or via a local coordinator can apply Culture Night branding.

To request a branding pack please contact [email protected]

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us – [email protected]

Rights to material uploaded to culturenight.ie

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us rights to use that content.

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Please contact [email protected] for further info on how you can support Culture Night.

To hear the latest Culture Night news please sign up to our newsletter

Participation for local groups and communities is through your local Arts Office who oversees the organisation of the programme of events in each county.

Our Open Call for 2023 is now open.

You can get in touch & share your idea by filling in the ‘expression of interest’ form below:

Please note that the Local Arts Office or National coordinator decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final’

How can you get involved as an organiser, community group, venue or artist ?

Participation for local groups and communities is through your local Arts Office who oversees the organisation of the  programme of events in each county.

You can get in touch & share your idea by filling in the ‘expression of interest’ form below:

Please note that the Local Arts Office or National coordinator decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final 

Culture Night Event & Venue Criteria:

Please note that the Local Arts Office or National coordinator decision in relation to inclusion in the programme is final 

Culture Night respects, supports and ensures the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today, from all sections of society, from existing and new communities, and from all social backgrounds, ethnicities and traditions’** 

To ensure this objective all events must embrace the following:

Be free (although groups or organisations may seek donations but access isn’t dependent on this)

Be registered through the relevant Arts Office/local authority or the national coordinator and uploaded to the national programme/website

Embrace the Arts Council’s Pay the Artist  policy and ensure that all engaged artists and practitioners are paid, unless participating in a voluntary capacity or as part of a community group

Be open to all and seek to create a sense of community and belonging – and promote the belief that I am part of this and this is part of me.

All events must demonstrate their commitment to at least one of the following:

Reflect and enhance the definition of culture outlined in ‘what is culture Night’ and embrace openness, discovery, celebration and belonging

Clearly seek to raise awareness of a cultural experience, has an educational value, an element of discovery and opens up future pathways to engagement

Promote diversity and inclusion through the celebration of creative communities, both new and established

Seek to engage with and create opportunities for increased participation with those who may not always have easy access to events of a cultural nature, particularly, but not limited to, the following often marginalised groups

  • asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
  • D/deaf culture or arts and disability;
  • Irish Traveller culture;
  • those promoting  gender equality;
  • under-represented groups.

Celebrate the value that art, culture and creativity bring to our lives and provide a platform and exposure for cultural organisations, activities and facilities and community groups

Seek to actively promote cultural diversity, particularly intercultural encounters

Build on existing community resources and networks in order to further their cultural development and increase their reach

Recognise the value of artists’ work and embrace the Arts Council’s Pay the Artist policy

Provide a platform for creative talent in its many forms

Encourage more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality

Remind us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally that we can experience year round

Open the door of a venue or organisation to the public which might otherwise be regarded as off limits at that time of year or time of day.

** Arts Councils Equality Human rights and diversity policy

OUR BRAND GUIDELINES

Only events or venues registered with Culture Night, either through head quarters or via a local coordinator can apply Culture Night branding.

To request a branding pack please contact [email protected]

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us.

Rights to material uploaded to culturenight.ie

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us rights to use that content.

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Please contact [email protected] for further info on how you can support Culture Night.

To hear the latest Culture Night news please sign up to our newsletter

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