Arts Strategy

Limerick Arts Office Arts Strategy - Limerick Arts Office supports provision for the arts across all arts forms.

Support is divided into the following areas:

Information and Advice

  • Support and advice for people in the arts community and those interested in engaging with the arts, as well as enquires for individuals and members of the public.

Supporting and Developing Arts Infrastructure

  • Recommendations on revenue funding for established arts organisations.
  • Recommendations on Grants under the Arts Act.
  • Artists in Schools Programme.
  • Facilitation of development of cultural infrastructure through partnership.
  • Management of Limerick Artists' Studios, and the Artists Apartments, 1-2 John’s Square
  • Membership of the boards of management committees of a number of events, organisations and institutions.

Support for the Individual Artist

  • For residencies, travel bursaries and specific originated arts interventions.

Festival Programming

Annual events such as Culture Night, Limerick Literary Festival, Eigse Michael Hartnett and Open House Limerick. Culture Night is delivered for the first time from one Arts Office, providing shared programming, administration and resources and attracting positive feedback from audiences across the City and County.

Other festivals not directly organised by the Arts Office but in receipt of funding and other support: EVA International, Fresh Film Festival, Make A Move Festival, Elemental Arts and Culture Festival, Limerick Jazz Festival, Fleadh by the Feale, Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan, Féile na Máighe, The Seán Ó’Faoláin Weekend and The Lough Gur Storytelling Festival.

Arts Programming

Youth Arts (County Limerick Youth Theatre, County Limerick Youth Choir and the Integrated Youth Drama Programme), Arts in Health with Integrated Dance, The Music Programme (The Castleconnell Concerts Series, the Community Voice and Singing Initiative, Drombanna Community Choir and the West Limerick Singing Club Garry McMahon Singing weekend), the Literature Programme and the yearly poetry anthology The Stony Thursday Book.

Art Form Development

  • Support for festivals as part of the annual cultural calendar.
  • Support for organisations involved in art forms such as theatre, dance, visual art, music, literature, architecture, community arts.

Art and Education

Each event organised by The Arts Office endeavours to provide an educational aspect to allow younger audiences to participate fully in the yearly programme of events.

Arts Buildings within the remit of The Arts Office

The following are buildings that fall within the remit of the Arts Office.

Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, ground floor and basement and church performance space.

A resource for Dance in Limerick and the region, offices and studio space along with a separate performance venue.

Artists’ Apartments, 1-2 John’s Square, floors 1-2.

6 residential, 2 short-term studio-style apartments.

Artists’ Studios, Cappamore

4 new artists studios.

James Street Artists’ Studios

8 artists’ studios.

69 O’Connell Street (Belltable)

Theatre and offices for use by arts organisations.

This service is provided by

Culture and Arts Department

Phone +353 61 557363
Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90