Limerick Arts Office is pleased to announce a new Limerick Theatre Bursaries 2016 bursary scheme to the value of €10,000.
In conjunction with the Theatre Strand of L.A.C.E. and the Belltable, the new funding scheme has been developed through the Limerick Professional Theatre Sector Needs Survey (2016) and the Limerick Cultural Strategy: A Framework 2016 – 2030.
Some of the aims of Limerick Theatre Bursaries 2016 are to support Limerick theatre and build capacity in the sector, allow practitioners the time and the financial ability to work creatively and develop their ideas, encourage development of quality new work in the city and county and promotion of regional and national interest in Limerick’s theatre scene.
It also wants to continue to foster dialogue and build strong relationships between Limerick City and County Council and the cultural sector through partnerships and collaboration working with Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (LACE) and Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN).
Sheila Deegan, Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “We recognise the need to support the research, making and development of creative work in the Limerick theatre sector, as well as its presentation. Introducing the bursaries, we aim to support theatre practitioners based across Limerick in their professional development, building capacity in the sector and delivering the highest standard in creativity and excellence in all aspects of cultural activity.”
Limerick Arts Office is pleased to invite both individuals and organisations working in the Limerick theatre sector to apply for the bursaries.
Funding is being provided by Limerick Arts Office and The Arts Council.
Limerick-based theatre practitioners can submit applications for the Limerick Theatre Research and Development Bursaries of €2,500 each (3 Awards) and the Limerick Theatre Production and Presentation Bursary of €2,500 (1 Award).
Proposals at all stages of development are welcome.
The works should not have been previously performed in the proposed form.
Completed application forms along with CV and supporting material should be sent to Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick or [email protected]
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