News & Opportunities

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.

Arts Centres Visual Arts Orbit

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.

Story Commission

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.

Paul Timoney

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.

We need your help!

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.

Shane Conaty, Brian Matthews Murphy & Robert Harrington

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.

Indoor Events at Mermaid

Mermaid will gradually raise capacities at events this season

GAP DAY 2021 – Call for Applications

​We are now accepting applications for our Gap Day 2021 programme!

A gentle meander through the world where art and nature meet.

The Shaking Bog Podcast - Summer 2021

Produced by the Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre.

SEVN Bursary Announcement

Violist Beth McNinch Awarded Bursary

We are delighted to announce that Wexford-based violist Beth McNinch has been awarded the SEVN bursary.