Governance & Policies

Company & Charity Details

The registered trading office of the centre is Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow.

Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Wicklow, Ireland with registered company number 539874
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre is also a charity with CHY No 15184

Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre’s annual financial statements are produced in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice for charities and not-for profit entities as developed in the UK in 2005 (SORP) which is accepted as best practice in Ireland.

Mermaid’s Annual Reviews are available below:

Annual Review 2022 

Annual Review 2021

Annual Review 2020

Annual Review 2019

Annual Review 2018

Annual Review 2017

Annual Review 2016

Annual Review 2015


Mermaid is committed to good governance and the organisation complies with the regulatory requirements of the Governance Code.

We maintain detailed financial records and controls and make our audited financial statements available publicly.

Mermaid is committed to comply with the Principles of Good Fundraising.

We comply with all regulatory requirements and operate in accordance with our Constitution.

Artistic Policy

Mermaid is dedicated to presenting a high-quality visual arts experience for visitors to the gallery with a year-long curated programme of exhibitions, seminars and talks, alongside regular artists’ screenings in Mermaid’s Auditorium.

Mermaid’s mission is to:

  • Present a diverse and balanced programme of contemporary art by Irish and international artists
  • Present work that represents all aspects of contemporary art practice
  • Engage audiences with the work of contemporary artists
  • Create accessible entry points into exhibitions and artworks for Mermaid audiences
  • Explore new and innovative ways to facilitate access and to encourage audience development and participation
  • Provide an artist-centred approach and curatorial support for emerging and established artists working towards exhibitions and projects in Mermaid
  • Provide opportunities for artists with a Wicklow connection and to support their professional development
  • Examine and experiment with ways in which contemporary art is presented
  • Work in partnership with other national and international institutions

Visual Arts Submissions

Mermaid presents approximately eight exhibitions every year with an accompanying programme of screenings and events. Exhibitions are generally programmed a year in advance. While we do not solicit proposals for exhibitions, we welcome artists and curators to inform us of their artistic practice and upcoming events and exhibitions by email to Anne Mullee, Gallery Programme Curator or by post.

Child Safeguarding Statement

To read our Child Safeguarding Statement (2021) please CLICK HERE

Child Protection Policy

To read our Child Protection Policy (2021) please CLICK HERE