Join our Board of Directors

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Join our Board of Directors

Join the Dance Cork Firkin Crane board

Download a copy of our Board Candidate Recruitment Information document here.

Dance Cork Firkin Crane is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who have a passion and enthusiasm for the arts to join our Board of Directors and support our organisation as we grow and develop.

We require candidates with skills and experience in the following areas:

– Accounting and Finance
– Fundraising
– Human Resources  

Suitable candidates should also have a good understanding of the not-for-profit and Charities Sectors in Ireland.

As a board member, the organisation welcomes your input and expertise through regular board meetings (4-6/year). We also encourage board members to attend events taking place at Dance Cork Firkin Crane in order to have a well rounded understanding of the organisation, its mission, artists, and staff. 

About Dance Cork Firkin Crane

Located in a heritage building in Shandon, Cork’s north city centre, DANCE CORK FIRKIN CRANE specialises in supporting dance artists, presenting dance performances and encouraging people in Cork to engage with dance of all kinds.


For dance to be one of the most vital and engaging artforms in Cork and Munster


To promote and advance dance as a creative artform. We do this in three ways:

Supporting the development of dance;
Sustaining the holistic development of the dance artist;
Bringing dance to diverse communities through learning, audience development and participation.


We provide an inclusive and welcoming space for dance work to be developed and viewed through a year-round programme of residencies, workshops, studio rentals, community programmes, dance performances and special events.

Our programme is mission driven, aiming to identify, nurture, and support local and regional artists while simultaneously introducing artists and audiences to national and international choreographers. We support an annual dance artist in residence in partnership with Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Galway Dance and Tipperary Dance and are developing other national dance advocacy projects.

Artist residencies supporting the research, development, and production of new work are a central aspect of DCFC’s programme. In addition, a series of professional presentations, with a lens towards audience engagement, take place throughout the year. Professional and community classes for adults and youth are also offered.

How to apply / More information: 

To apply for a position on the Board, please submit an application letter by email outlining why you are interested in the position and how you feel that you would make a positive contribution to the Board. Please include details of relevant experience, any other past or present directorships, and your CV.

Please contact Laurie Uprichard, Executive Artistic Director via email

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