The Limerick City Arts Office was established in 1988. The County Limerick Arts Office was established in 1993. The amalgamation of Limerick City and County Council in 2014 resulted in one Arts Office delivering the arts for Limerick.
There are many external factors that now influence and impact on the delivery of Culture and Arts for Limerick, including the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan, the Limerick 2030 economic and spatial plan for Limerick, The Local Economic and Community Plan, the Local Development Strategy: The Rural Development Programme, Creative Ireland and Making Great Art Work.
#WeAreCulture. This hash tag became a powerful statement of the role that arts, culture and creativity play in Limerick and a recognition that culture is created by and belongs to all of us. Hosting the National City of Culture in 2014 and the bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020, put a spotlight on Limerick’s ambitious arts and culture scene and opened it up to many of those who never before engaged in creative activity. It energised practitioners, it activated citizens and it contributed to placing arts and culture at the core of public policy and planning for the future of Limerick. Importantly the 109 ‘Made in Limerick’ projects, many of which were community led, youth and civic in nature, supported ensuring barriers to participation were removed.
The Arts Officer is a key management position within the Council and will work under the direction of senior management within the Community Development directorate or other employees designated by the Chief Executive as appropriate.
Completed application forms must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, 27th February 2020.
An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition. Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.
Please send your application from an email address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.