Culture Night 2017


Culture Night 2017


Be part of Culture Night 2017


Cavan artists and communities have embraced Culture Night and are growing this event every year.   If you would like to organise an arts event in your area please email the arts office with the following details.


1.     Name of proposed event:

2.     Name of the organiser:

3.     Venue for proposed event (events must take place after 4.30pm):

4.     Start and Finish Time for the Event:

5.     Brief description: (no more than 3 sentences)

6.     Artists involved:

7.     Expected audience attendance:

8.     Any associated costs of Event:  (events on Culture Night must be offered free to the Public and Publicity will be managed by the arts office as part of an overall advertising of the event)


Send your email entitled Culture Night 2017 to on or before Monday 3 July 2017 at 1pm.


Applicants will be contacted if the arts office is able to support the event and include it in official publicity.   Decisions to provide financial support to events will be based on: cultural and artistic quality, experience, geographic considerations and audience potential.


Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22 September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public.  Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge


Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 394,000 people visiting Museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country.  The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.


Culture Night

  • Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality
  • Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally   and nationally
  • Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities
  • Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality     
  • Makes it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene
  • Helps create a sense of community and belonging


Who makes Culture Night happen?

Culture Night happens because many people share a vision and enthusiasm for enjoying, celebrating and promoting creativity and culture.  The following list gives a taste of the wide range of people and institutions that make it happen across Ireland:

The public, artists, performing groups, galleries, museums, sports clubs, libraries, arts centres, craft workers, studios and workshops, theatres, public spaces, broadcasters, schools, community groups, local authorities, Government Departments, state agencies and public bodies, transport companies, universities, shops and many more!


Culture Night is an initiative of The Department of Arts, Heirtage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Culture Night in Cavan is a partnership between The Department of Arts, Heirtage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Cavan County Council.


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