Culture Night set to showcase local artists at The Source Arts Centre

Culture Night, which will be hosted by The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, September 20th, is a nationwide initiative and the country’s largest platform to showcase our rich and diverse cultural and artistic offering.

Culture Night, which will be hosted by The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, September 20th, is a nationwide initiative and the country’s largest platform to showcase our rich and diverse cultural and artistic offering.

In 2012 The Source Arts Centre hosted a performance by the Source’s dance artist in residence Cathy O’Kennedy and her young dance students. The Source also hosted a marathon community reading of Ulysses by local theatre and literature groups initiated by Thurles native Bill Cooke. It was a wonderful event and this year the Source hope to get the local creative juices flowing again on Culture Night in Thurles.

The Source Arts Centre is now calling for submissions from artists based in north Tipperary. The Source are looking for a series of professional and amateur performance pieces to be showcased in the Source Arts Centre on Friday, September 20th for Culture Night.

The Source is seeking original work from the county to be showcased in the county on Culture Night. The performance piece should be no longer than twelve minutes and can be in the form of theatre, dance, song, live music, poetry or literature readings, film or multi-media presentation.

Submissions will be accepted from artists working professionally or from those who just enjoy creating and performing new work. An expert panel will choose a selection of pieces to be showcased on The Source Arts Centre stage on Culture Night. The piece to be performed must be original work and the creator/performer based in County Tipperary.

So, if you are an old hand at this kind of thing or fancy creating new work for the very first time please do get in touch with The Source.

In order to apply please send the following to source@sourcearts.ie with the subject line ‘Culture Night 2013’ by the closing date of Friday, August 23rd at 5pm:

Your name and contact details (include eMail & phone).

A description of the work (no longer than three words).

A YouTube or Vimeo sample clip of the work (no longer than three minutes).

Entrants must be over sixteen years of age.

Culture Night at The Source Arts Centre is kindly supported by North Tipperary Arts Office and The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.