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.
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.
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.
Application deadline Friday 30th September 2022 at 5.00pm. Please forward a CV and cover letter outlining appropriate skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org with ARTS CENTRE / THEATRE TECHNICIAN POSITION in the subject line.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Waterford-based dance theatre artists Rachel Brennan has been awarded the SEVN bursary 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.