Birr Theatre and Arts Centre (BTAC), wishes to engage a suitably qualified / experienced individual(s), to work with the board and staff in developing a theatre company in residence rationale and brief for 2022. The appointed person(s), will engage, through a process of project based research and experiential participation with BTAC, local artists and community. This appointment will be on a contract for services basis. Applications are welcome from invited individuals, organisations or research teams.
Central to the arts activity in the town of Birr, is Birr Theatre & Arts Centre which provides a space for performances, visual arts, workshops and rehearsals for professional and amateur artists and audiences living and working in the Offaly region. Since opening in July 2000, we consistently deliver a high quality arts programme to a loyal audience base and have supported artists as they build their careers.
Developing the centre as a centre for arts residencies in the county is one of our aims as outlined in our Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024. We successfully hosted a dance residency with Legitimate Bodies Dance Company 2007 - 2013 and now wish to develop residency opportunity for artists further.