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 multidisciplinary 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 U.S. audiences.
Solas Nua acts as an ambassador and advocate for Irish arts in the U.S., promoting contemporary Irish culture, multi-disciplinary arts and creativity. 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 commission, produce and present thought-provoking and ground-breaking work across the arts and are recognized in Washington, D.C. and beyond for making a substantial, unique contribution to the artistic and cultural richness of the city. We present work that is cross-cultural, representing today’s Ireland - a contemporary, globally diverse society. Our programming reflects how Irish culture is shared across borders, ethnicity, and economic lines.