Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
2020 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients
Arts Council Collection
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence 2020 in DCU
Aosdána General Assembly
Bring Your Own Lanyard on 14th February: Change Makers conference
ilDÁNA 2020 / 2021
Culture Night Conversations
Artist in Residence in Technology and Innovation
Public consultation for a new National Policy on Architecture
Launch of RAISE Phase 2 - call for expressions of interest
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
Young Ensembles Scheme 2020
News from the community
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect scheme
Creative Europe Desk
Creative Europe in 2020
Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans 2019
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
Culture Night Conversations

The Arts Council is holding a series of conversations on Culture Night in the New Year, which will take place in Dublin, Cork and Galway.


Culture Night has expanded to towns and villages across Ireland since its origins in Temple Bar in 2006 by Dublin City Council. In 2019 it was reported that 4,000 free events reached 400,000 people across Ireland, making it one of the most recognisable and anticipated national dates in the Irish cultural calendar. Culture Night will reach its 15th year in 2020 and is due to take place on Friday 18 September.


Following the recent decision to move Culture Night over to the Arts Council, this series of conversations offers a forum for the arts and culture sector to discuss their involvement in the national event and for the Arts Council to listen to ideas and any concerns. Each event is in association with the respective local authority. Following its establishment by Dublin City Council, local authorities have played a considerable role in the development of Culture Night nationally.


The conversations will take place on the follow dates and places.


Galway - Tuesday 28 January, 11am to 1pm, Galway County Council register here

Cork - Monday 3 February, 11am to 1pm, Clayton Hotel register here

Dublin - Wednesday 5 February, 3pm to 5pm, Smock Alley register here


Attendees should register on the Eventbrite links provided. We look forward to seeing you.


Further information is available from sinead.oreilly@artscouncil.ie