Nasc Network’s Young Curators 2023 – 2024 - Lime Tree Theatre

Nasc Network’s Young Curators 2023 – 2024

Young CuratorNasc Network’s Young Curators 2023 – 2024: Do you fancy creating an arts programme at Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable for young people?

Deadline for applications 5pm on Tuesday 16th May.  Please read all information before sending a letter of application and short CV to Louise Donlon, on 

Are you aged between 18 and 25 and interested in getting experience in artistic programming and planning? Would you like to work with Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable 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 Limerick.

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, 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 Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable 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 Limerick, based in Limerick 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: Tuesday May 16th
  • 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.


  • 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 Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable.
  • 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 Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable 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.

Deadline for applications 5pm on Tuesday 16th May.  Please read all information before sending a letter of application and short CV to Louise Donlon, on 

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