Dublin Fringe Festival Associate Artist 2024

Dublin Fringe Festival is recruiting two Associate Artists for 2024. Downloadable Job Description & How To Apply.

We want to ensure that artists continue to be a part of the conversation in all aspects of our work and that our organisation is always working with an up-to-date awareness of the issues and experiences affecting our industry.

We believe that artists make a city worth living in. We want to invest in the work of exciting and ground-breaking artists whose work we believe in. This role offers the opportunity of time and resources to develop your own independent artistic practice and projects. We expect that the successful candidate will be working on several ideas and productions throughout the year with various partners and organisations in 2024.

As Associate Artist at Dublin Fringe Festival, you will be a key member of our team providing 12 days per year of expert consultancy to Dublin Fringe Festival staff and mentorship to the wider artistic community. You are knowledgeable about the context of contemporary performance-making in Ireland and the working lives of artists in Dublin and beyond. You are eager to bring your perspective to Dublin Fringe Festival, providing feedback and consultancy to the staff and board when required. Your expertise will help inform our future planning.

You are passionate, curious and strategic, contributing to selection panels for recruitment and various open call processes. You will mentor early career artists and share your skills with a wide network of peers and colleagues via FRINGE LAB. This job invites you to positively impact the lives and livelihoods of artists. You’ll do it all alongside of one of the most skilled, dynamic and hard-working teams in Ireland.


· Furthering your own independent artistic practice.

· Working on and developing your personal creative projects with time and space provided.

· Providing 12 days per year of expert consultancy to Dublin Fringe Festival staff and mentorship to the wider artistic community.

· The 12 days of consultancy and mentorship, scheduled flexibly across the year, will include the following duties:

· Offering one-to-one mentorship in your area of expertise to artists within the wider Dublin Fringe Festival community.

· Contributing to strategic discussion and planning with the executive and board about Dublin Fringe Festival and its future.

· Providing feedback and advice to the Dublin Fringe Festival team on various schemes and processes.

· Sitting on the assessment panel for recruitment processes and other open call selection processes.

The successful candidate will:

· Attend meetings, report progress, and give updates to Dublin Fringe Festival team as required.

· Work in community at Dublin Fringe Festival HQ, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar with support from the Dublin Fringe Festival team year-round.

· Access the resources available at Dublin Fringe Festival HQ including desk-space, meeting space, rehearsal space and equipment, where availability allows.

· Avail of invitations and tickets to events.


· This opportunity is for experienced artists with an established practice who want to invest time in a relationship with an arts organisation to develop new skills, support their fellow artists and contribute to the future of the wider arts industry.

· In line with the curatorial ethos of Dublin Fringe Festival, the Associate Artists will have a contemporary, innovative or experimental practice from any performance discipline.

· The Associate Artist could be, for example, a creative producer, director, dramaturg, designer, writer, choreographer, composer or maker etc.



· 7+ years’ experience as a professional artist with a contemporary, innovative or experimental practice in any performance discipline.

· A proven track record of creating impactful performance projects.

· Experience as self-producing artist or as a leader of independent creative projects.

· A strong interest in contributing to a community of artists, and in the future of Dublin Fringe Festival.

· A mentorship skillset, with particular interest in supporting early career artists.

· A feedback skillset, with experience providing written and verbal reflections and suggestions to others.

· Knowledge of the Irish arts industry and issues affecting the working lives of independent artists in Dublin and beyond.

· Superior communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across various skillsets.

· A personality that thrives on working as part of a team, with curiosity and a good sense of humour.


· Experience applying for and securing funding from government and/ or other sources.

· Experience in reviewing applications and contributing to selection processes.


· Hours: Part-time, flexible.

· Fee: €12,000

· Contract type: Freelance or Part time PAYE fixed term for 1 year ( January to December 2024) The role has a flexible approach to contracting with option for part-time PAYE (with associated holidays and contributions) or fee based for self-employed artists where required or preferred.

· Regular Dublin Fringe Festival office hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm including lunch break.

· The position is based in Dublin Fringe Festival, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, with remote and flexible working opportunities.

· Applicants must be resident in Ireland.

HOW TO APPLY Download Call Out: Associate Artist Job Description & How To Apply To apply for this position please send the following documents to recruit@fringefest.com, addressed to David Francis Moore, Festival Director by 20th November 2023 at 5pm.

· A CV detailing your experience to date

· A cover letter that answers the four questions below:

1. What would you bring to the role?

2. Why do you want to work with Dublin Fringe Festival?

3. A brief outline of the artistic projects you have in development/ production January – December 2024.

4. What are the subject areas that you would like to mentor fellow artists in?

· The closing date for applications is 20th November 2023 at 5pm.

· Your application will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

· All applicants will be notified of decisions by December 9th 2023.

Dublin Fringe Festival is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications from artists of all gender identities, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses or geographic regions. Dublin Fringe Festival is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. If you would like to speak with us about any barriers to access you may be facing, please do so and we will work to remove them.

Dublin Fringe Festival is core funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council.