Solas Nua - ‘new light’ in Irish, is a leading multidisciplinary arts organization that is dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts.
Solas Nua - ‘new light’ in Irish, is a leading multi-disciplinary arts organization that is dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., our mission is to bring the best of contemporary Irish arts to the U.S.
Solas Nua acts as an ambassador and advocate for Irish arts in the U.S., promoting contemporary, multi-disciplinary Irish arts and culture. By offering new opportunities for artists based in both Ireland and the U.S., Solas Nua provides access and inclusion for artists and audiences to connect and participate on both sides of the Atlantic. We present, produce, and commission thought-provoking and ground-breaking work across the arts, and are recognized for making a substantive, unique contribution to the artistic and cultural richness of the city of Washington, D.C. and beyond. We present work that is cross-cultural, representing today’s Ireland - a globally diverse society. Our programming reflects our conviction that Irish arts travel across borders, cultures, and socio-economic lines.
To be recognised widely in both Ireland and the US as the leading multi-disciplinary arts organization to present, produce, and commission new Irish work in the US. To be known as a leader in initiating, cultivating, shaping, and nurturing art and artists, and to be always at the forefront of work coming out of Ireland.
Ambition. Innovation. Risk. Cultivation. Hospitality. Openness.