News & Opportunities

YARN Storytelling Festival & World Storytelling Café

Storytellers in Residence: International Residency

Mermaid Arts Centre is thrilled to have partnered with the World Storytelling Café in Marrakech on this exciting artist residency exchange, which has been kindly supported by the Arts Council International Residency Initiative Scheme and Killruddery House & Gardens in Bray. Marrakech has been named as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2024 and what better time to celebrate together.

South East Venue Network Artist Bursary

SEVN Artist Bursary 2024 - 2025

SOUTH EAST VENUES NETWORK A better future for artists in the South East Call-Out for SEVN’s Bursary 2024-2025 Applications now open.

Eire 32 by XNTHONY LTD

'Eire 32' is a pop songwriting camp open to all over 18 years. Participation is free, apply now!

IMRO Awards - Venue of the Year!

Mermaid Arts Centre were awarded Venue of the Year in the rest of Leinster category at the IMRO venue awards 2024

Open Call for Workshop Artists/Facilitators

Mermaid Arts Centre currently seeks artist/facilitators to devise and deliver workshops as part of its 2024/25 programme. Applications are now closed.

Art Workshop

3D Scanning Workshop with 1iing Heaney

Learn the basics of 3D scanning using your own hand-made models, and see the final results in your own virtual exhibition!

Café now OPEN!

Il Fico

The café at Mermaid Arts Centre in now open. We are thrilled to welcome Il Fico to Mermaid. Il Fico is the team behind 31 Lennox in Portobello and have now opened its doors at Mermaid to share their culinary delights.

GAP DAY 2023 – Call for Applications

Open Call for Gap Day 2023 We are delighted to announce that we are now taking applications for Gap Day 2023.

Pay What You Can (PWYC)

Our Birthday Gift to You! See our events page for full line up.


Mermaid Seeks Venue Technician

Application deadline has now passed.

SEVN Bursary Announcement 2023

Circus artist Fadi Zmorrod awarded SEVN artist bursary

We are delighted to announce that Palestinian circus artist Fadi Zmorrod has been announced as the recipient of the 2023-24 South East Venue Network (SEVN) artist bursary.

Susan McKeown & Elida Maiques


Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Susan McKeown as its new Transform Associate Artist (2023/4). Susan joins our associate artist from 2022, Elida Maiques.