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Capital Grants Scheme includes over €30,000 funding for Dance Limerick



Funding for Dance Limerick – €540,000 Capital Grants Scheme is set to include Dance Limerick funding alongside 25 arts and culture organisations across Ireland to upgrade and develop their facilities. Pictured are Tobi Omoteso and Angelo Cris Keil Bangay at Dance Limerick. Picture:  Don Moloney

Capital Grants Scheme includes over €30,000 funding for Dance Limerick

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

Catherine Martin MD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media announced on Friday, February 25 a Capital Grants Scheme of almost €540,000 for 25 arts and culture organisations across Ireland to upgrade and develop their facilities.


Included in this is €30,208 worth of funding for Dance Limerick, which will help them to continue to provide various programmes and performances such as their new DL.BRIDGE programme, a new pilot programme which overall aims to strengthen Dance Limerick’s role within Limerick City.

The organisation, with offices and their main studio located at 1-2 John’s Square in the heart of Limerick city is a support and development organisation dedicated to the art of dance.

With funding by the Arts Council and Limerick City Council, Dance Limerick has given the people of Limerick an excellent opportunity to join their masterclasses, talks, lectures and much more.

It is intended that these diverse, creative experiences provided by Dance Limerick will impact positively on people’s lives and wellbeing and help to strengthen a sense of place and cultural belonging.

The funding for Dance Limerick is provided under Stream A of the Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022 which offers grants up to €50,000 as part of an overall €4.7m capital investment scheme.

This scheme prioritises projects that reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint and those that make a real and positive impact on the environment. Projects that provide additional capacity for artists and artistic production, particularly in art centres will be favoured.

“I am delighted to be in a position to award this funding to these organisations for the necessary upgrading of their facilities,” Minister Martin announced in a statement.

“Projects that provide additional capacity for artists and artistic production, particularly in arts centres, were also favoured. This investment at a range of different facilities, including art centres, theatres, galleries, museums, as well as artists’ studios and creative spaces, aims to improve the audience and creative experience,”

The overall funding package of this Government funding will ensure past investment in arts and cultural centres such as Dance Limerick will be sustained and protected.

“While some of the allocations are modest, they will make a huge difference to some smaller organisations. Today’s announcement will bring the total awarded under this Scheme to date to almost €3.4m. I wish these arts and culture facilities continued success in the future,” Minister Martin continued in her statement.

For a full list of projects granted the funding, go HERE 

For more stories on Dance Limerick go HERE 

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