Culture Night Belfast – Creative Opportunity
10 June 2021Deadline: June 30, 2021
Now entering its thirteenth year, Culture Night Belfast 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 currently 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 17 – 19 September 2021.
A number of key cultural stakeholders including Belfast City Council, are currently planning for a series of live experiences which will aim to create a safe, welcoming and vibrant environment across the City in September 2021. This presents an important opportunity for CNB to be a part of bringing Belfast back to life, attracting citizens and visitors to the Cathedral Quarter with an ambitious and original artistic experience which will signal a change in the future shape and form of Culture Night over the next few years.
CNB wishes to commission a piece of activity which will provide a reason to visit the Cathedral Quarter before heading off to visit our venues, cafes, bars and restaurants and enjoying all the wider city has to offer. CNB is committed to promoting, supporting and developing our venues, artists, performers and creatives.
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.
For The City Garden, CNB plans to turn the heart of the Cathedral Quarter into a ‘garden’ for the city, transforming Cathedral Gardens, Writers’ Square and the immediate area surrounding into a colourful, nature-inspired place for play, enjoyment and relaxation and evoking the feeling of a garden in the heart of the city.