Announcing Origins Eile as FRINGE LAB Associate Company

29 October 2021

Dublin Fringe Festival & Origins Eile are delighted to share details of the next phase of Weft, an 18-month development initiative for Black artists and artists of colour.

As part of the Weft initiative, visionary artists and organisers Origins Eile are moving into Fringe HQ as FRINGE LAB Associate Company for the year ahead. Origins Eile will be hosted in FRINGE LAB, Fringe’s studio space and artist support resource on Sycamore Street in Temple Bar. Over the next year they will devise a series of open access workshops and networking events. As a Black Queer organisation with an emphasis on the celebration of Black Queer folx.

Origins Eile is dedicated to creating space, visibility, support and moving the conversation from ‘representation’ towards impactful new ecologies, specifically within the Black arts scene in Ireland. While resident in the Fringe building, Origins Eile hopes to create meaningful opportunities for networking, collaboration and creative growth. Facilitating a host of events while also developing their organisation through a number of international mentorships. All programming will be free and open access with work beginning this November. The first events to take place will include a coffee morning and DJ workshop.

Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out more!

Origins Eile (OE) is a Black Queer organisation co-founded by Renn Miano and Maïa Nunes. As a group, OE has a community focus, organising events, discussions, workshops and more. Previous work includes Destiny: A Constellation of Queer Afrofuturist Visions for Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition and Tongues, a Black Queer anthology made in association with Black Pride Ireland. They are currently working with Live Collision on their commissioned project BALLROOM. Renn is an artist, producer and DJ, they will be leading cultural curation for OE x Weft

Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round artist support organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts. Dublin Fringe Festival champions voices that defy the mainstream, because representation matters.

Weft attempts to ensure that Black people and People of Colour in Ireland see themselves reflected in differing art forms by creating bold and innovative new ways that are lead and created by the participating artists, curators & bold thinkers.

Weft is proudly funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon through the Open Call initiative for 2021. For all enquiries, email us at