News & Opportunities

Gap Exchange

Gap Exchange - International Residency Opportunity in 2023 for Theatre Artists.

Gap Day Artists 2022

We are delighted to introduce you to our Gap Day participants 2022.

Facility Fee

From January 2023, all ticket prices at Mermaid will include a facility fee of €1, with the exception of cinema tickets. The facility fee of €1.00 per ticket will be integrated into the price advertised.

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.

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.

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.

South East Venue Network Artist Bursary

SEVN Artist Bursary 2022/23 - *Closed*

The South East Venue Network (SEVN) was formed in 2019 and includes venues based in the South East. The network continues to provide an informal support network for strengthening arts centre/venue operations and programme development that aims to further support artists and programme delivery in South East Ireland.

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.