Culture Ireland Online Festival Announced
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD has announced that an online festival curated by Culture Ireland called SEODA will be presented over five days from 13 March 2022.
SEODA, which means jewels, is aimed at sharing and celebrating Irish arts worldwide and includes many of Ireland's finest artists.
SEODA will ensure that Irish artists can reach international audiences, including the diaspora, and in places where Irish artists may not be travelling to this year, and the festival is available free to all globally at this unique time when Ireland's creativity receives world attention, with St. Patrick's Day occurring on 17 March.
Statement By Minister Martin
Minister Martin stated, At this special time when Irish artists achieve world attention, I am delighted that SEODA allows free global access to some of Ireland's finest artists. This year SEODA will build on the success of the initial SEODA festival last year and will complement the Culture Ireland programme which supports artists to travel to present their work in person."
Additional SEODA Information
SEODA was conceived by Culture Ireland in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic and succeeded in reaching audiences in 28 countries from the Philippines to Mexico.
This year, SEODA includes is a strong offering of Irish creative talents across art forms, with the programme including work by Fishamble, Druid, Irish National Opera, Saint Sister, Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill.
The global aspect will be enhanced with events from Irish Arts Center, New York and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
All events are available free to audiences around the world through Culture Ireland's YouTube channel, and all performing artists are being paid for the online presentation of their work. Full details of the programme can be found at Cultureireland.ie.
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