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.

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.

About Culture Night Belfast

Now entering its thirteenth year, Culture Night Belfast (CNB) is the flagship project of the Cathedral Quarter Trust (CQT). Based in Belfast’s thriving creative hub of the Cathedral Quarter, CQT’s mission is to champion the artistic, cultural and heritage focused regeneration of a thriving Cathedral Quarter. Culture Night Belfast is a key part of this mission.

The Brief

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.

To find out more about this opportunity or Culture Night Belfast, visit theCulture Night Belfast website or download the full project brief:Culture Night Belfast 2021 Creative Brief Call – June 21

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday 30th June 12pm

Culture Night Belfast 2018