Open Call for Culture Night 2022 Extended by Arts Office

Culture Night Scart Style 22-9-2017
Fiddlers Three: A Postcard from Culture Night, Scartaglin 2017 Style as fiddlers Con Moynihan and John Daly entertain the gathering crowd under the gaze of the last of the great fiddle masters himself, Patrick O’Keeffe on the village square. ©Photograph: John Reidy 22-9-2017.

The Arts Office at Kerry County Council has extended the Open Call deadline for Culture Night Kerry 2022 programme to 5pm on Thursday, July 7th.

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

On Friday, September 23rd Ireland will become a cultural playground. Special events are programmed throughout the country in various locations and unique settings. This is an opportunity for local community groups, businesses, charities, artists, and performers in Kerry to get involved and showcase their talents and skills.

Safe and Enjoyable Experience

A safe and enjoyable night time experience is central to Culture Night. Activities planned for later in the night – beyond 9pm – are encouraged.

Thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council as well as local authorities such as Kerry County Council, all activities are made available to the public free of charge.

When considering an application to be part of the programme, ensure all creatives and performers are supported. The Arts Council’s #PayTheArtist policy is being highlighted in terms of participation to ensure that artists who are invited to perform and participate are paid.

Wide Range of Sectors Involved

The Culture Night experience is across a wide range of sectors – culture, arts, heritage, education, hospitality, tourism, health, and commercial and corporate enterprise. Writing groups, choirs, dance classes, knitting circles, history enthusiasts, and many more are encouraged to apply.

Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Councillor Jimmy Moloney said that Culture Night is for everyone.

“I am excited to see communities around the county come together on September 23rd to perform, celebrate, and support all that our culture is and could be,” he said.

Get in Touch Now 

Culture Night Kerry is funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council and supported by Creative Ireland Kerry. The Arts Office is asking for anyone interested in organising an event for Culture Night Kerry to get in touch through the links below. The extended application deadline is 5pm on Thursday, July 7th 2022.

Contact the arts office directly to request an application ahead of the deadline on or call 066 71 83541

Further information about Culture Night is available at

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