Droichead Arts Centre
Established in 1989, Droichead Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary centre in the heart of Drogheda Town that provides an extensive curated arts and cultural programme. The Centre is housed over two buildings: Stockwell Street, which hosts a modern 169-seater theatre and a bright contemporary visual arts gallery, and Barlow House, an 18th century Georgian style townhouse, which hosts artist’s spaces and print studios.
Droichead actively supports artists and arts organisations, and particularly those in or from the North East region, through residencies, bursaries and other bespoke development support. Droichead is equally committed to its audiences, with people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and traditions encouraged and enabled to engage with the Centre through a wide variety of responsive and imaginative schemes and initiatives. Droichead is also proud to host and be a key resource for many local community, voluntary and amateur groups.
The work of Droichead is supported and amplified by its participation in key networks including NOMAD, and The Live Network, by its affiliation with festivals such as Cruinniú na nÓg, Bealtaine, and Drogheda Arts Festival and by its partnership with other cultural providers including Drogheda Classical Music and Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend.
Droichead is governed by a voluntary board. The work of Droichead is delivered by an artistic and administrative team led by the Director, who has overall responsibility for the programming and corporate management of the organisation. Droichead is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital and is also a registered charity. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council, Louth County Council, Creative Ireland, Meath County Council, Intreo and by private donation and commercial sponsorship.
Droichead exists to put art at the heart of people’s lives and ambitions in Drogheda, East Meath and Louth.
We look forward to a future where art matters and is easily, enjoyably, meaningfully part of everyone’s everyday life
We are a creative hub, nurturing, presenting and promoting art of, by and for the many, diverse communities of Drogheda, East Meath and Louth.Job Description More Info