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Nasc Network’s Young Curators 2022: Do you fancy dreaming up an arts programme at glór for young people?

Deadline for applications 5pm on Wednesday 27th April

Are you aged between 18 and 29 and interested in getting experience programming and planning performances and events that appeal to young people? Would you like to work with glór and select an exciting programme of performance featuring a range of theatre/music/dance/film/visual arts that you can put your stamp on?

This project promises to be an amazing opportunity to connect with artists, promoters, theatre makers, and musicians across the country and to play a part in bringing exciting work to young audiences in your locality. It will build on the Lasta Young Curator’s Festival as part of Brightening Air in June 2022 with the Nasc Network which glór is part of. glór plans to work with 2 young people who will lead on creating a unique programme of arts activity, to be presented at glór in autumn 2022. glór will work with one of the Curators who participated last year on this year’s programme, and is now seeking one further Curator to collaborate with in 2022.

This year’s focus is to enable the Curators to develop an exciting programme of 4-8 live events that feature as part of the autumn programme at glór, whilst providing the Curators with mentoring, skill development and exposure to the wider arts industry in Ireland. Each of the eight venues that are part of Nasc will select Curators to develop the programme, and there will be a number of joint sessions connecting all the Curators during the programme from May – Dec 2022.

glór will work with one of the Curators who participated last year on this year’s programme, and is now seeking one further Curator to collaborate with in 2022.

The Curator will ideally:
• Be from Clare, based in Clare or have strong connections or links to the county & its communities
• Passion for the arts and for attending performance
• Have good organisational skills and like to make things happen
• Have interest in & experience of digital and social media
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team
• Ambition to continue to work in the arts


May -June
  • Curators introductory sessions
  • Develop programme in response to brief


  • Field trip to arts festival for all curators (July tbc)
  • Confirm programme
  • Contract artists
  • Prepare events to go on sale
Sept – Nov
  • Input on promotion & monitor sales
  • Liasing with artists/promoters
  • Planning with glór towards event delivery
  • Attend industry conference style event (late Oct tbc)
  • Delivery and attendance of programmed events
  • Final round up, reflections and review


Please note that throughout the programme from May-December there will be a series of network wide meet-ups both in person and online and online mentoring sessions for each set of curators. A mentor will be appointed by Nasc to provide the mentoring sessions for the initiative and the curators will be supported by a venue liaison also at glór.

• The project will require a part-time commitment to undertake the programme brief (estimated at approx 6-8 hours per week depending on the breadth of programme developed) and to attend the mentoring and meet-ups, as well as 2 or 3 days of attendence at network events/field trips between May -Dec. The development of the programme may be undertaken remotely or in glór. The Curators will be required to attend the events they have programmed also.
• The Curators will be linked with the Young Curator mentor and the other curators across the network to develop their programme, and will work closely with the glór team to develop and promote the festival.
• The Curator may be studying the arts at third level, but this is not a requirement.
• Agreed expenses will be paid including travel to network events, and the Curators will be allocated a programme budget to manage.


Deadline for applications 5pm on Wednesday 27th April 

The NASC Network Venues are Backstage Theatre (Longford), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise), glór (Ennis), An Grianán (Letterkenny), The Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee) and Town Hall Theatre (Galway).