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Gap Day Artists 2022

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GAP DAY 2022 – Call for Applications

Open Call for Gap Day 2022 - We are delighted to announce that we are now taking applications for Gap Day 2022. Gap Day gives professional freelance theatre practitioners across Ireland paid time to think, dream and plan. Gap Days are available to directors, devisors/makers, writers, designers, production managers and creative producers – essentially, anyone who has a prime creative role in the making of the work.

Hosted by Mermaid's TRANSFORM Associate Artist Elida Maiques

Fridayfest - Weekly Drawing Drop-In

Free weekly drawing / writing / social gathering to create together. This is a fun, relaxed session, where everybody is welcome. It is not a class, but an opportunity to draw, chat or even write in a friendly environment.

Call for Expressions of Interest

Transition Year Work Experience

At Mermaid we are keen to support young people and are delighted to offer a number of work experience placements for Transition Year students for the academic year 2022/2023 as a channel for young people from all backgrounds to find a career in the arts. Deadline for applications is Friday 30th September.


Mermaid Seeks Venue Technician

Application deadline Friday 30th September 2022 at 5.00pm. Please forward a CV and cover letter outlining appropriate skills and experience to with ARTS CENTRE / THEATRE TECHNICIAN POSITION in the subject line.

Associate Artists Scheme


Our two new TRANSFORM associate artists for 2022/23 are Elida Maiques and Chris Moran​. They join two of our associate artists from 2021 which are Shiva R Joyce and Emmet Kirwan​.

SEVN Bursary Announcement 2022

Dance Theatre Artist Rachel Brennan Awarded Bursary

We are delighted to announce that Waterford-based dance theatre artists Rachel Brennan has been awarded the SEVN bursary 2022.

Welcome to Mermaid's Board -

Ursula Quill and Colm Keegan

We’re delighted to welcome Ursula Quill and Colm Keegan who have recently joined Mermaid's board. Their appointment follows an open call process that attracted a large number of impressive applications.

Writer’s Response to Shouty Snow Echo by Laura Kelly


A text by Wicklow native James Merrigan has been commissioned which reflects on the installed work of Shouty Snow Echo, Laura Kelly's exhibition running from March 21st - April 30th 2022. This is available to read here and also a printed copy of this is available as a free gallery handout.

Storyteller in Residence 2022

Super Paua

​Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Super Paua as Storyteller in Residence for 2022. Super Paua is an artist-led collective that makes work primarily for young people in a variety of languages, places, and forms.

Theatre Artist in Residence 2021/22

Janet Moran

Mermaid Arts Centre welcomes theatremaker Janet Moran as Theatre Artist in Residence for 2021/22 in partnership with Wicklow County Council, and supported by The Arts Council.