Organiser Toolkit

The Organiser toolkit is a resource aimed at all those who regularly participate in Culture Night – Artists, event organisers & venues and is designed to provide useful information on everything involved in producing work for Culture Night.

This toolkit will be updated regularly with new information.

Culture Night webinars

In 2022 there was a series of new webinars produced to provide insight and information on a variety of subjects which have been made available below.

Tuesday July 12th 2022 – Audience Development with Heather Maitland (Part 2)

Tuesday June 28th 2022 – Audience Development with Heather Maitland (Part 1)

Tuesday June 14th 2022  –  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with Francesca La Morgia of Mother Tongues

Tuesday May 31st 2022 – Late Night Events


The following are a series of Culture Night commissioned webinars that took place during June and July 2021  which provided expertise and insights on the topics listed below:

Tuesday June 8th 2021 – Creative Solutions for presenting work in real life

Tuesday June 15th 2021 – COVID safety and reopening 

Tuesday June 22nd 2021 – Programme Development 

Tuesday July 6th 2021 – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Culture Night Programming 

Tuesday July 13th 2021 – Volunteering 

Tuesday July 20th 2021 – Marketing and Communications

Tuesday August 3rd 2021–Using Information to engage audiences

Other Useful Webinars:

Culture works: The Future is Bright –  Commissioned by the Arts Council, The Future is Bright is a series of future focused, interactive webinars to help find the way through the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of making and presenting work digitally:

The Future Is Bright: Webinar 1 – No Going Back  

The Future Is Bright: Webinar 2 – The Business End

The Future Is Bright: Webinar 3 – Innovation in Practice

The Future Is Bright: Webinar 4 – Who’s looking in?

The Arts Council: Pathways 2021 – Critical conversations with festival makers and their stakeholders 

The Arts Council Equality Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit


Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) – The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission guides and tools to embed human rights and equality in business and organisations. 


The Irish Deaf Society seeks to achieve and promote the Equality and Rights of Deaf people in Ireland. 


Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) – useful information for those who want to learn more about racism in Ireland. 


Race Forward, the centre for racial justice innovation has just published a race reporting guide with useful terminology. 


Department of Social Protection Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020–2025 Ambition, Goals and Commitments.


Public Participation Networks is a network that allows local authorities to connect with community groups around the country. The PPN is the ‘go to’ for all local authorities who wish to benefit from community and voluntary expertise in their area. 


Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre is a national non-governmental organisation comprised of Travellers, Roma and members of the majority population working in partnership at national, regional, local and international levels. 


National Disability Authority – resources and online Accessibility Toolkit with advice on how to provide a good service to customers with disabilities, and how to make information more accessible.


Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI) is the national development and resource organisation for arts and disability.


The National Women’s Council – the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland. 


TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) -engages in activities that promote the equality and well-being of trans people in Ireland and work nationally in four main areas: healthcare, employment, education and legislation.


LGBT Ireland is a national organisation providing support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland. 

The Green Arts Initiative in Ireland is an extension of the Green Arts Initiative operated by Creative Carbon Scotland and aims to provide Irish arts organisations with the resources and support to help build a green Irish arts community. Run by Theatre Forum and Catríona Fallon, under the guidance of Creative Carbon Scotland, the Green Arts Initiative in Ireland aims to:

  • Support members with practical advice on reducing their carbon footprint and overall environmental impact 
  • Provide members with opportunities to enhance their sustainability competencies through taining and notworking 
  • Collect information anout what members are doing to enhance their sustainability 


Useful resources: 

Green Arts Initiative in Ireland Guide to Energy 

Green Arts Initiative in Ireland Guide to creating a Green Team 

Guide to environmental policies


For more information email [email protected]