Name of the organization or artist

Border Crossings



Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street, Sligo



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Missions and objectives

Border Crossings was established in 2019 to create new intercultural, multi-media theatre in response to the contemporary globalised world. The company works across the borders between cultures and art forms, and between nations and peoples.

Main Activities

• Social Integration. Border Crossings works with artists and international cultural partners to make theatre and other cultural outputs that reflect the increasingly multicultural and international nature of Irish society. The company’s approach embraces the international dimension of Irish life occasioned by the arrival of new citizens, and offers a space where people of different backgrounds can encounter one another’s cultures on an equal footing.
• International Collaboration. Border Crossings works with partners across the European Union and beyond to develop innovative new approaches to theatrical and cultural creation, participation and learning. By collaborating with international artists and cultural operators of high professional standing, Border Crossings aims to enhance the cultural offer in the Irish Republic, and generate international opportunities for Irish artists.
• Participation and Education. Border Crossings works closely with the diverse communities of contemporary Ireland, both within the education system and at a grassroots community level, to enable wide and varied participation in cultural activities, regardless of ethnic and cultural identity, religious beliefs, and socio-economic background. Border Crossings’ education and community work relates directly to the company’s professional projects, ensuring an ongoing dialogue between artistic production and the development of community participation.

Contact person

Michael Walling