One Night For All This Culture Night:

Open Call Invites You To Celebrate Culture This September

Culture Night 2022 Returns Friday September 23rd

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2022, the all island celebration of culture in Ireland, will take place on Friday, 23rd September. Organisers have today (Wednesday, 25th May) launched an ‘Open Call’ inviting organisations and individuals interested in participating to log onto and share their ‘Expressions of Interest’ with their Local Authority Arts Office. 

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is one night for us all to come together for a shared experience celebrating the richness and diversity of culture, creativity and the arts from town to town, city to city and coast to coast. Culture Night encompasses the growing eclectic diversity of arts, culture and creativity right across Ireland. Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir spans a sectoral range of culture, arts, heritage, education, hospitality, tourism, health and commercial and corporate enterprise.

It is made possible each year through the hard work and support of thousands of people, organisations, venues and institutions – from artists and performing groups to craft workers, studios and workshops; from galleries, museums and theatres to schools, sports clubs and libraries; arts centres, local authorities and community groups to government departments, state agencies, public bodies, transport companies, universities and many more.  

All participants must be registered through their relevant arts office/local authority or the National Coordinator and uploaded to the national programme/website. Participation is through your local arts office which oversees the organisation of the programme of events in each city and county. Full registration details are available on

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by The Arts Council, in partnership with local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland and thanks to their continued support all activities are free. 

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir invites everyone, everywhere, on one joyful night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. It respects, supports and ensures the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today, from all sections of society and from all social backgrounds, ethnicities and traditions. Organisers are particularly interested in cultural events and activities that promote diversity and inclusion through the celebration of cultural diversity, both new and established and those that seek to create opportunities for participation with those who may not always have easy access to cultural events. Culture Night is also delighted to promote Ireland’s vibrant night-time cultural life and events which take place after 9pm are particularly welcome.

For more information on Culture Night Event & Venue Criteria visit the terms of participation section on National organisations and institutions can contact the National Coordinator directly at [email protected]

Follow the conversation on social media channels at Culture Night Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok. 


For further information THE HIVE Agency; 

Nigel Goggin: [email protected] | 087 604 1161

Jodie Delany: [email protected] | 087 125 3373