Mar 24, 2023

Tá Graffiti ag lorg baill nua dá Bhord Stiúrthóirí

  • Do you want to help shape the future of one of Ireland’s leading creative hubs for children and young people?
  • Do you have a passion for the arts and its transformative impact on children and young people?
  • Do you believe in access and equity?

We want to strengthen our identity as a beacon of creativity for Ireland’s youngest citizens and are looking for a variety of voices, skills and experience to join our board. You may have considerable Board experience or perhaps this could be your first time to consider joining a Board of trustees. If you share our values and want to help us drive forward our ambitions and big ideas, we’d love to hear from you as we invite applications to join our Board of Trustees.

About our work

Ár gcuid oibre

Since 1984, Graffiti has been providing a unique brand of excellence in drama and theatre work for children and young people from birth to 18 years.

We believe that every child has the right to access theatre and the arts.

We engage with all children and young people, and prioritise providing access to those who face barriers in accessing the arts, having their voices heard  and exploring their own creativity.

Being part of our Board is an amazing opportunity to be part of our community and to support our work giving voice and agency to children from communities who are often unheard. 

Trí mheán rannpháirtíocht ghníomhach san amharclannaíocht agus sna healaíona cruthaitheacha, spreagann, saothraíonn agus cothaíonn Graffiti cruthaitheacht i bpáistí agus daoine óga.

Feidhmíonn muid i gcomhlámh le daoine óga, ealaíontóirí proifisiúnta agus sár-eagraíochtaí cultúrtha eile.

Why join us now?

Cén fáth a bheith linn anois?

As Ireland’s longest established company creating theatre and arts experiences for young audiences, we have almost four decades of experience providing exciting, creative and safe environments where young people can explore their potential with our trained and vetted facilitators. 

We’re fast approaching our 40th anniversary in 2024, a moment to celebrate a rich history as well as look to the future and our position as a beacon for children’s creativity and source of inspiration and expertise that radiates out from the building and into the wider community. 

What happens on the Graffiti board?

Céard a tharlaíónn ar Bhord Graffiti?

Board Members of Graffiti serve a three year term, renewable to a maximum of three terms. Graffiti Theatre is a registered charity, and this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The Board of Directors meets six times per year, for approx 2 hours for each meeting, and there is also an AGM. The meetings are held at Graffiti and some members attend via Zoom.  There are sub-committee meetings attended by some Board Members which meet no more than five times a year.

Directors are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and attend additional events where possible.Our current board of directors are: 

  • Julie Kelleher (chair)
  • Ray Boland
  • Yvon Bonenfant
  • Joe Dermody 
  • Sean Love
  • Niamh O’Sullivan
  • Karan Thompson

How do you apply and what do we want to know?

Conas cur isteach air agus cén t-eolas atá uainn?

Graffiti welcomes applications from everyone over the age of 18 who are able to make their own legal decisions, and particularly encourages applications by people from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups including, but not limited to, Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic people, refugees, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTI+ community along with people from a lower socio-economic backgrounds.. Our board needs to be representative of the community we serve.

We are happy to offer support and will make reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

Those interested in joining the board are asked to submit a letter outlining what experiences and passion they would bring to Graffiti and why they are interested in this role at Graffiti Theatre. 

Although we are looking for applicants with experience in fundraising and EDI, you do not need previous board member experience to apply and we are available to chat through what it’s like to be on a Board, if it’s not something you have done before. 

Applications can be sent to or you can give Lynn or Niall a call at the office for an informal chat on 021 439 7111.

 Beidh fáilte romhat!

The Timeline

Closing date to apply is April 30th 2023

Interviews will take place in May 2023 

We hope to welcome our selected new board member(s) at our AGM in June 2023