Culture Night 2021 will take place this year on Friday 17th September, so it’s time to start planning our events and activities for the Limerick region! In light of ongoing and changing government restrictions on events and gatherings,this year our focus will be on outdoor events, due to Covid-19. Limerick Arts Office are asking for arts and cultural organisations to submit expressions of interest for events that could be hosted outdoors, in association with one or more other groups, and held either in a controlled public space or could exist as a static interaction which does not cause people to gather.
Culture Night is always great fun and offers the perfect opportunity for us as a region to showcase the wealth of culture that Limerick has to offer. It is a night to celebrate the cultural, artistic and creative communities of our city and county by inviting existing and new audiences to our outdoor cultural spaces.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the resulting restrictions, it is necessary that we make some changes to Culture Night for 2021, and as a result we will have a programme that has an emphasis on live outdoor events and pop-up interactions. It will be a focused approach with fewer live events taking place in a variety of outdoor spaces. All live events will need to be pre-booked and ticketed to avoid large crowds gathering and larger outdoor event holders will need to ensure their events take place safely.
We are confident that the Limerick Culture and Arts community will respond to this call out with enthusiasm and innovation and Culture Night 2021 will be one to remember.
All COVID 19 government safety guidelines MUST be adhered to. Visitor numbers and social distancing must be implemented and managed by staff. A detailed risk assessment and Covid Response Plan must be provided. We will not be considering indoor live events at this point. Restrictions can change, sometimes suddenly, so we ask that you continue to monitor the situation and update your plans accordingly.
One of the key aspects of Culture Night is that events are free of charge to ensure that activities and venues are accessible to all members of the public. For 2021 we request that live events are pre-booked and ticketed to control numbers and ensure government guidelines are adhered to.
Expressions of interest that do not state your plans to ensure compliance with these measures will not be considered.
Please note that while current guidelines set a limit of up to 200 people for outdoor events, we envisage that event capacity may be smaller when social distancing and space available is taken into account.
It is the responsibility of the event organisers to ensure compliance with these regulations.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS
Monday 26th July 2021 AT 4PM.