Town Hall Theatre Galway Logo

Following the Government announcement on 23 February, the Town Hall and Black Box Theatres remain closed to the public. Read our full COVID update

Open Call for Young Curators

The open call is now closed


Do you fancy dreaming up a Festival? Are you aged between 18 and 29 years of age and interested in the arts? Would you like to help design and select a small programme of events for us?

Town Hall Theatre and its seven partner venues in the NASC Theatre Network have teamed up to present a Young Curators Festival across all eight venues in June 2021. We are looking for two young people to be the curators for Town Hall Theatre on this programme. You will be supported by a member of staff at the Town Hall Theatre as well as receiving support from two arts practitioners who will mentor you on programming and negotiating deals, and will assist you in establishing connections with artists. You will also engage with the young curator panels in our partner venues, sharing ideas and information on programming opportunities. We’ll kick off with an introductory session at which three young curators will share their experience and learning from last year’s Young Curators Festival at the Backstage Theatre in Longford.

The project will require intensive and regular online meetings and research from 1st April to early June to develop the festival programme, and then delivery of the festival in mid-June (with a time commitment of roughly 5 hours each week). Agreed fee/expenses will be paid, and the Curators will be allocated a programme budget to manage.

Programmed by young people for young people, the June 2021 festival aims to feature a high quality hybrid of online and live performance and workshops in a variety of disciplines such as theatre, spoken word, dance and music. All work will be selected with adaptability in mind, should COVID restrictions prevent any of the live programme from happening.

The curators will ideally:

The venues in the NASC Network are An Grianán, Letterkenny; Backstage Theatre, Longford; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise; glór, Ennis; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Siamsa Tíre, Tralee and Town Hall Theatre, Galway

The open call is now closed