News & Opportunities

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.

Mermaid Music Artist in Residence 2023

Anna Mieke

Mermaid Arts Centre welcomes Anna Mieke as music Artist in Residence for 2023 supported by The Arts Council.

South East Venue Network Artist Bursary

SEVN Artist Bursary 2023/24

South East Venue Network supports arts centre/venue operations & programme development to strengthen artist support & program delivery in South East Ireland.

Philip Byrne - Storyteller in Residence 2023

​Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Philip Byrne as our Storyteller in Residence 2023. During his residency Philip will be collecting stories from across the county, which will be presented at the YARN Storytelling Festival in the autumn.

Mermaid's Associate Artist Scheme

TRANSFORM 2023/24 - Call for Applications

***Applications are now closed***

A marvellous month for Mermaid Arts Centre supported projects - Irish Times Theatre Awards

Playwright Katie Holly - Finalist for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2022/2023

We send our congratulations to playwright Katie Holly, who is a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The prize is the biggest international prize for women+ playwrights internationally.