About Us

South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel was founded in 1996 to be a focal point for the arts in Clonmel and County Tipperary.

Today, our vision is to be a centre of excellence for the arts in Tipperary (and beyond), bringing the best of Irish and internationally renowned arts practices to Clonmel, enhancing engagement and opportunities for arts practitioners and audiences in the region.  
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Mission Statement

As well as presenting a range of visual arts exhibitions in our gallery space, we also host events such as music, performance, poetry readings and dance. Outreach and education work is integral to our success, with one of our key objectives being to engage with a wide and varied range of audiences.  Our studio is used for short term exhibitions & screenings, as well as for a variety of classes and workshops.  It is also a rehearsal space for theatre, dance, music, and is available for meetings and seminars. (https://www.southtippartscentre.ie/venue-hire)

STAC Chapel, launched in Spring 2023 as an additional space for South Tipperary Arts Centre, will allow an expansion in the range of arts programming we can offer audiences. Located on the new Kickham Plaza, in the former Barracks Chapel, STAC Chapel is a multi-use space which will host a diversity of practices and events across visual arts, film, music, dance and theatre, among others. STAC Chapel will also act as a site for experimentation and development through residencies, talks and workshops.

We are not accepting submissions or applications for our venues at this time.  
All opportunities/Open Calls that arise will be announced on our website and social media channels. To keep up to date subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

South Tipperary Arts Centre is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Tipperary County Council and we thank them for their ongoing support.


South Tipperary Arts Centre is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in the Republic of Ireland.  As such, we must observe and comply with the Companies Act of 2014 and the Charities Act of 2009.  South Tipperary Arts Centre is committed to good governance and complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its constitution. South Tipperary Arts Centre keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements.

Board Members

James Reilly (Chair) - Practicing Solicitor who lives and works in Clonmel
Marie Walsh (Secretary) - Lecturer at TUS, Clonmel Campus
Cllr Siobhan Ambrose – Former Mayor of Clonmel, Member of Tipperary Co. Council
Catherine Marshall -  Art Historian, Curator and Critical Writer
Cllr. John Fitzgerald – Member of Tipperary Co. Council
Aideen Wylde - Actor & Playwright,  Clonmel
Ciara Connolly - Art Teacher, CTI, Clonmel
Sean Lynch - Visual Artist & Co-Director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts