Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre Board Member Call Out

25th January 2021

Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre are actively looking for a new member to join our dynamic Board of Directors.

We are actively seeking someone who has experience of working or practising within the arts and/or arts education and shares our principles. At Rua Red we are committed to the belief that the arts give us a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in; that the arts can empower, create space for discussion and can bring effective change.

About and purpose

Rua Red is a contemporary art space housing two galleries, a theatre/cinema, a dance studio, a conference room, a digital media suite, recording facilities, music rooms, workshop areas, artist’s studios, office space and a café.

Rua Red exhibit the work of established Irish and International artists who are committed to producing work within a socio political framework. Our programme reflects the organisations interests with people, place and politics through a challenging line up of events, workshops, screenings and performances that allow audiences and visitors to engage with each of our exhibitions. Rua Red is a neutral space, a place where important and often difficult discussions are enabled and can take place, where people are listened to, respected and treated equality.

Rua Red support artists at every stage of their career, through our school programmes, partnerships with third level colleges, our subsidised studio spaces and exhibition programmes. In addition to Rua Red’s programme the organisation also houses and works alongside a number of independent creative organisations and individuals through the provision of office spaces.


Throughout the 2020 COVID pandemic Rua Red has adapted and survived. We are about to enter into one of our most exciting programmes to date.

Some of the big questions that we would like to address through our activities and programmes in 2021 are:

1. How do we engage with the people in our community that need us most?

2. How do we put the concerns of our community to the forefront of what we do?

3. How do we create a space which is truly open and accessible to all?

4. How do we maintain and develop a space where essential, valuable and respectful conversations take place?

5. How can we platform voices and affect positive change and difference?

This is an unpaid position on a voluntary capacity as Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre is a registered charity. The Board of Directors meet every six weeks.


Please submit a comprehensive CV or biography to, detailing how your previous or current experience would may you suitable for this role. Please include details of any service as a Board Director or Trustee.

Submission Deadline: Friday,19 February at 5pm

Rua Red welcome applications from people working within the arts, in particular in the areas of visual art, performance, film, music and dance. We welcome applications from everyone, but particularly welcome applications by people from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups (including, but not limited to, Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic, refugees, people with disabilities, working-class and LGBTQI+ people).