Join the ever-growing community of artists who produce our in-house shows, teach, mentor, programme, commission, and co-produce events and exhibitions.

In-house Artistic Team

Siamsa Tíre is the only venue in the country to employ a full-time team of artists to develop in-house productions.

Artist Residencies

We provide bursaries and work space for visual and performing artists to work with us under our arts residencies' schemes.

Associate Artists Scheme

Our Associate Artist Scheme provides financial and organisational support to commission artists to create artworks exploring Irish folk culture from a multitude of perspectives.

Gallery Exhibitions

Siamsa Tíre welcomes proposals from artists for solo exhibitions or group shows.

Playwright Support

Since 2008, Siamsa Tíre has partnered with the Listowel Writers Festival to produce a rehearsed reading of the play that is awarded Best New Play by the festival's judges.

Mentorship & Advice

Our team often provides mentorship and advice to artists developing projects as well as, where possible, rehearsal space, technical and marketing support and advice.

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Artists' Supports

In-house art group. Listowel writers week partnership – New Play winner gets a rehearsed reading in Siamsa with professional director and actors.

Subsidised rehearsal and development space for independent artists.

Contact us to find out more.

Associate Artists 2021/2022

Creative practices are deeply personal and unique experiences. Our Associate Artist scheme extended into 2022 and included work from: Performer Ruth Smith, Irish Dancer Edwina Guckian, Writer/Performer Little John Nee, Singer Laura Sheeran, Composer/Performer Brian Bolger, Musician Alma Kelliher aka Lux Alma, Dancer Catherine Young, Children's Writer Olivia Hope, Musician Jym Daly, Musician Thomas Johnson, Trad Singer Macdara Yeates,  Video Director Bob Gallagher and Artist Caoimhe Dunn. 

See below for videos on our Associate Artists 2021/2022.

Firstly, we introduce you to Associate Artists, broadcaster Ruth Smith and choreographer Catherine Young. We also chat to Chantal McCormick, the director of Handful of Dreams.
Siamsa Tíre Associate Artist Edwina Guckian speaks about her passion for Sean Nós dancing.
Drone Bone Jetty trailer, the work of Siamsa Tíre Associate Artists Little John Nee and Laura Sheeran, 
To The Sea, an audiovisual odyssey celebrating the elemental power of the sea by Siamsa Tíre Associate Artist Alma Kelliher (Lux Alma)
Follow the Púca Bán and immerse yourself in the story of Samhain in Siamsa Tíre's commissioned children's exhibition. With the help of Siamsa Tíre Associate Artist writer Olivia Hope and a host of Ireland's best illustrators, the story of Halloween is reimagined for a new audience.
Siamsa Tíre Associate Artist Macdara Yeates sits down with some of Siamsa's best traditional singers who will both perform and explore the meaning, and the voice, of Siamsa Tíre.
Siamsa Tíre Associate Artist Caoimhe Dunn demonstrates how to make a St. Brigid's Cross at home.