News & Opportunities

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.

Open Call - Group Exhibition for Mermaid's 21st Birthday

***Submissions are now closed*** Mermaid is pleased to announce this Open Call for visual artists based on the island of Ireland for a group exhibition taking place from July – September 2023, celebrating Mermaid’s 21st birthday.

Gold In The Water Competition!

Competition Time! Win Tickets to this fabulous new musical and a meal in Elephant & Castle Bray

Mermaid 21

This year is a very special one for us as we mark our 21st birthday, 21 years of championing creativity, and creating connection through shared experience, in Bray and beyond.

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​.