An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny has announced Ciara Doherty, Clodagh McIvor and Ultan Pringle as the three young Donegal people who will join the NASC Network Young Curators programme for 2023/24.
Marketing Manager of An Grianán Theatre, Daithi Ramsay, said that the theatre is delighted to have engaged three young people of such high calibre.
“We had a phenomenal response to the call out for young curators this year, and the standard of the applicants was so high,” Daithi said.
“We believe that Ciara, Clodagh and Ultan will really enhance our programming for young people over the coming year. We’re already excited by the ideas that they’re coming up with.”
An Grianán Theatre and its partner venues in the Nasc Regional Venue Network have teamed up to present a national festival across eight regional theatres – from Letterkenny to Tralee, from Galway to Dun Laoghaire – in June 2024 that will be programmed by the team of young people selected through a nationwide open call.
Throughout the year, the Young Curators will have the opportunity to meet up with curators from the other venues across the NASC Network.
They will each receive mentoring from industry professionals in marketing, touring and venue management and will learn about negotiating deals, how to approach artists and companies, and how to manage budgets.
Last week they visited the Galway International Arts Festival to experience excellent arts programming in the flesh.
In Spring 2024, the Young Curators will work towards programming events for a week-long festival which will take place between June 3 and 8, 2024.