Culture Night takes place Friday September 22nd, we hope you will get involved in this celebration of culture, creativity and the arts.

Why take part?
Aside from being a fantastic event, Culture Night can have a lasting impact on communities. Culture Night has:

  • Proven to be a wonderful opportunity for new and established organisations/groups/artists to build a profile for themselves and the work they do
  • Provided a valuable platform to reach new audiences
  • Made it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene
  • Helped create a sense of community and belonging
  • Provided opportunities for networking between local organisations, groups and artists

Events can range from something as simple as hosting a storytelling event, organising an exhibition, to more complex events such as concerts, dance performances or parades, all of which reflect the diversity of culture in County Cork

What role will Cork County Council Arts Office play?
Leah Hearne has been contracted by Cork County Council’s Arts Office to coordinate Cork County Culture Night 2017 in partnership with Ian McDonagh, the Cork County Arts Officer, and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The Arts Office will compile all information for the countywide programme. We are here to help and will provide a targeted PR campaign to ensure public awareness of these events at a local, regional and national level as well as marketing support through the Culture Night Cork County website, National Culture Night website, social media, print programme and distribution.

Interested in taking part?
To participate in Culture Night your event and venue has to be free to the public and take place between 5pm-11pm on Friday September 22nd.

The deadline for the receipt content and images for our printed programme is 5pm on Friday, July 14th 2017. Event information received after this date cannot be included in the printed programme but will be listed on and

For more information and an application form please contact Leah at or 021 427 6891 ext 6971.