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Elemental Festival Promoting Limerick Arts awarded Arts Council Funding

A street performer entertaining crowds at Elemental Festival. Pictures: Shane Serrano.

Elemental Festival Promoting Limerick Arts awarded Arts Council Funding

Elemental Festival, which is a Limerick Arts Festival, is delighted to announce it has been awarded funding under Strand 1 of the Festivals & Events grant from the Arts Council, the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.

Elemental Festival which will be held on the September 8 to September 10 is now in its sixth year. Elemental is pleased to receive financial backing to assist in delivering the multi-disciplinary festival.




 Run on a voluntary basis, Elemental Festival takes the whole year to plan and deliver. Elemental has built a reputation for delivering a high-quality, fun, inclusive festival, with community, heritage and the arts in all their guises at its core. Taking place citywide, Elemental Festival will be taking to the streets, shops, cafes, galleries and theatres of Limerick, with a programme offering something for everyone. Last year, Elemental had the honour of  winning Gold in its category for Best Promotional Brochure at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards, a professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.

 Alan Hogan, co-founder of Elemental Festival, says: “There are substantial costs involved in running such a varied programme at numerous venues citywide. We spend most of the year trying to access funding from multiple sources, to cover those costs. Having the backing of the Arts Council takes away some of that pressure.”

 Jennifer Allen, co-founder, continues: “The funding itself is hugely helpful, naturally, but getting such a significant national endorsement is really gratifying too. In such a competitive funding stream, it’s proof that we’re doing something right!”

 The three-day arts and culture festival will take place citywide from the September 8 to 10. Everyone is encouraged to get involved

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.