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Deadline nears for Johns Square artists Residential apartments

Deadline nears for Johns Square artists Residential apartments

Limerick City and County has announced an open call to recognised cultural practitioners, across all art forms, to apply for the use of our subsidised residential apartments in John’s Square, Limerick.

The Johns Square artists Residential apartments form a part of Limerick Cultural Strategy to continue to develop the cultural infrastructure of Limerick and to support the cultural economy.

The apartments create conditions for affordable living spaces for individual artists and attract and keep artists living and working in Limerick city, by encouraging living and working within the urban context.  The Johns Square artists Residential apartments provide subsidised living spaces in recognition that artists and many individuals working in the arts are on modest income levels.





They offer affordable residential accommodation for recognised professional cultural practitioners setting out on their careers and at mid-career.  Although applicants may not necessarily earn income continuously from their cultural practice, they must identify themselves and be recognised by their peers as professional practitioners.

Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts Officer said: “Johns Square artists Residential apartments are now in the 4th year of operation and are the country’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists.  This scheme has proved to be tremendously popular and this open call for a cultural practitioner is for the use of one of the residential apartments at John’s Square.”

“One of the ambitions and objectives of the Limerick Cultural Strategy is to grow Limerick’s cultural capacity by retaining and attracting creative practitioners to live and work in Limerick.  The artists’ apartments in John’s Square achieve this in a modest but important way in one of the most historic parts of Limerick.”

This is a competitive selection process.  A selection committee reviews the applications and based on the material provided makes recommendations to Limerick City and County Council.  An interview may form a part of the selection process.

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