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11th Jun 2021 in Arts

Culture Night Belfast is evolving.

The last 15+ months have presented an opportunity to reflect upon the event, what it stands for, what works and what doesn’t, and to think about how it moves forward in the coming years.

Historically, Culture Night has been one of Belfast’s largest free events, a cultural celebration that has previously attracted almost 90,000 local, national and international visitors to the Cathedral Quarter and Belfast city centre. Following an extensive review, however, this reimagining, combined with the continuing impact of COVID-19, have directed us to radically rethink how we present ourselves in 2021, ahead of launching a new vision for the event in 2022.

Now entering its thirteenth year, Culture Night Belfast (CNB) is seeking to commission a Creative Lead/Collective to conceptualise and deliver an outdoor artwork/cultural experience to engage visitors to the Cathedral Quarter over the course of the weekend 17th – 19th September 2021.

CNB is looking for a creative response which considers, but is not constrained by, the theme of The City Garden. The concept of The City Garden has developed out of our collective experiences of the last year and the crucial role our gardens and shared outdoor spaces have played in our lives. The City Garden aligns with a number of key themes in A City Imagining, Belfast City Council’s Cultural Strategy 2020 – 2030, and also reflects an increasing focus on environmental sustainability and on the need for more green and shared spaces in the city.

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday 30th June 12pm by email to s.picken@cqtrust.org

Download the full brief here.

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