SEODA, an online festival curated by Culture Ireland, will be presented over 5 days from 13 March 2022. SEODA, meaning 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.
The festival is available free to all globally at this unique time when Ireland’s creativity receives world attention.
Minister Martin for Arts and Culture said:
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.
Last year SEODA was conceived by Culture Ireland during the pandemic and it succeeded in reaching audiences in 28 countries from the Philippines to Mexico.
Included in SEODA this year is a strong offering of Irish creative talents across art forms with the diverse programme including work by Fishamble, Druid, Irish National Opera, Saint Sister, Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill.
All events are available free to audiences around the world through Culture Ireland’s YouTube channel. All performing artists are being paid for the online presentation of their work. Full details of the programme can be found at www.cultureireland.ie.