News & Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
WASTE-BASKET AESTHETICS by James Merrigan
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.
Newly Formed Group of Regional Arts Centres Seek Freelance Strategic Consultant for Research in Visual Arts
Arts Centres Visual Arts Orbit (working title) is a new informal group of regional arts centres who aim to explore ways of collaborating to present visual arts and share ideas and opportunities to develop and promote visual arts for their audiences collectively.
Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to be working with storytellers Masako Carey, Máirín Mhic Lochlainn, Seosamh Ó Maolalaí, Colin Urwin & Órla McGovern on a collaborative story commission project.
YARN Storyteller in Residence
As part of this year's YARN Storytelling Festival, artist Paul Timoney is in residence in St. Kieran's School for Children from the Traveller Community in Bray.
Gap Day Artists 2021
We are delighted to introduce you to this year's Gap Day artists! All 52 of these freelance theatre-makers have been selected to take part in Gap Day, an initiative by Lian Bell in collaboration with Mermaid Arts Centre.
Mermaid Audience Survey
Please help us by completing our survey. Your answers will help us improve our programmes, activities and services, and plan our future work.
Youth Film Project
Mermaid Arts centre, with the kind support of Wicklow Arts Office, are very much looking forward to running a fun, creative, introductory filmmaking workshop in St. Mary’s College, Arklow in October.