Open Call

Calling Out to Young Curators!


If you’re aged 18 to 29 and interested in the arts – would you like to create a Festival of Events for young people? Apply now!

Dunamaise Arts Centre now invites 2 young people to select an exciting programme of theatre / music / dance / film / visual arts events, to present a Young Curators Festival across all eight of our partner venues in the NASC Theatre Network, in June 2021.

You’ll be supported by a member of Dunamaise staff. You’ll receive mentoring from 2 arts practitioners who will guide you on programming and will assist you to connect with artists.

You’ll engage with the mentors and young curator panels across the NASC partner venues, sharing ideas and information and work closely with the Dunamaise team to develop and promote the festival.

Appointed curators will be paid fees & agreed expenses and you will be allocated a programme budget to manage. This project requires some intensive and regular online meetings (from early April to early June) to develop the Festival programme, and then to deliver the Festival in mid-June. Programmed by young people for young people, this Festival aims to feature a high-quality selection of live and online performance and workshops, adaptable to relevant COVID restrictions.

You might be studying the arts at third level or a recent graduate, but this is not essential.

If you are…

  • From, living in or connected with Laois;
  • Passionate about the arts and love attending performances & events
  • Someone who enjoys organising events and bringing people together to enjoy them
  • Interested in & with experience of digital and social media
  • Able to work with a small team and enjoy collaborating… apply now!

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  • Tell us about yourself & any relevant experience
  • Why you would like to be selected for this exciting opportunity?
  • What areas of the arts / performance types are you interested in?
  • What social media do you use?
  • Anything else relevant to this project that you think we should know?

Deadline: Monday 29 March

NASC venue network:An Grianán, Letterkenny;Backstage Theatre, Longford;

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise;glór, Ennis;Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick;

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire;Siamsa Tíre, Tralee;Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

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Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

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