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Nasc Network’s Young Curators 2023 – 2024: Applications Closed

Deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 12th May. Application is via a simple google form. Please read all information before completing the form. 

Are you aged between 18 and 25 and interested in getting experience in artistic programming and planning? Would you like to work with glór to select an exciting programme of events across any artform from theatre, music, and dance to film and visual arts?

This is your opportunity to put your stamp on a programme of events, and to work with venue managers and fellow Curators to create an exciting programme for young audiences in Co. Clare.

You’ll also gain invaluable experience at the heart of the Irish arts industry and make connections with artists, promoters, theatre makers, and musicians across the country.

Building on two years of exciting work by brilliant young people – with events at glór ranging from an outdoor dance performance, digital and in person concerts, song-writing workshops, short film and spoken word events – this year sees the programme extend from June 2023 to June 2024, allowing time for research and development in 2023 before confirming your festival programme to present at glór in June 2024.

Selected Curators are provided with mentoring, regular catch-ups and guidance across a number of areas including marketing, budgeting, and time-management. There will also be a number of joint sessions connecting Curators from all 8 venues in the NASC Network, and opportunities to attend industry events such as Galway International Arts Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival.

There will be a number of network wide meet-ups both in person and online and mentoring sessions for each set of curators. The mentor will be appointed by NASC, and curators will be supported by one or more venue liaison(s).

The NASC Network members are: An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny; Backstage Theatre, Longford; Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise; Glór, Ennis; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Siamsa Tire, Tralee; Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

The Curator will ideally:
• Be from Clare, based in Clare or have strong connections or links to the county
• Be passionate about the arts and attending live performance
• Have good organisational, budgeting, communication and time-management skills
• Have an interest in & experience of digital and social media
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team
• Have an ambition to continue working in the arts
• Have an interest programming and presenting work from concept to performance

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications: Friday May 12th
  • Shortlist and Interviews during week beginning Monday 22nd  May
  • Joint announcement of all curators and the festival: Monday, June 12th, with a meeting during that week of all involved.
Jun – Oct:


Introductory sessions with your venue and wider NASC Network
Field trip to arts festival for all curators
Nov – Dec:


Propose first draft of programme of events, along with draft budget

Discuss and review pros and cons

Jan – Mar: Finalise Programme

Source, prepare and supply marketing materials (images, text, ticket info, etc)
Input on promotion & monitor sales
Liaise with artists/promoters
Plan with glór towards event delivery.

Attend industry conference style event

Apr – May Action final stages of event planning
Jun – Jul: Delivery and attendance of programmed events

Final round up, reflections and review


  • Please note that the project will require a part-time commitment to undertake the programme brief estimated at approx. 6-8 hours per week.
  • Attendance of mentoring and meet-ups, as well as 2 or 3 days of attendance at network events/field trips will be required.
  • Development of the programme may be undertaken remotely or in glór.
  • Curators will be required to attend the events they have programmed.
  • Curators will be linked with the Young Curator mentor and other curators across the network to develop their programme and will work closely with the glór team to develop and promote the festival.
  • Curators may be studying 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.
  • A fee will be paid to the Curators to award them for their participation.

Apply HERE 

Deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 12th May. 


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).