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PLAN Welcomed Two Artists from Liverpool to the Hunt Museum

PLAN Welcomed Two Artists from COoL – At the launch of PLAN – Karl Wallace, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Jan O Sullivan, Tom Shortt and Jon Greenwood. Picture: Damien Wilson

PLAN Welcomed Two Artists from Liverpool to the Hunt Museum

The Professional Limerick Artist’s Network, PLAN welcomed two artists from the UK to examine ‘shared cultural values’.

PLAN is the first network of its kind in Ireland, comprising professional practitioners from all artistic disciplines. PLAN’s mission is to act as a representative body for artists in Limerick, operating as a forum and a lobby group, locally and nationally, on issues of common concern relating to the practice, management and development of the arts in Limerick.

The Limerick network marked its fourth AGM on Saturday and hosted two representatives from the Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL) to mark the milestone.

COoL is a collective of over thirty key arts organisations based in the Liverpool City Region. It is the leading cultural partnership model of its kind in the UK with members creating exciting art in many forms, including visual arts, theatre, film, dance, comedy, music, literature, multimedia, craft, design and festival production.

PLAN said it was delighted to welcome Karen Gallagher, Artistic Director of Merseyside Dance Initiative and Emma Smith, Director of Liverpool Irish Festival to discuss how it has grown to play a vital role in promoting the cultural offering in Liverpool. PLAN chairman Keith Bogue said the group was “honoured that two representatives from COoL have taken the time to visit us in Limerick on the occasion of PLAN’s fourth Annual General Meeting”.

He added; “Historic Irish links with Liverpool have paved the way for shared cultural values with Ireland, most pertinent of which is now evident in Limerick where, like Liverpool, arts advocacy bodies have flourished in recent years”.

Emma Smith, Director of Irish Liverpool Festival said: “Thanks to everyone who set this up, came down to The Hunt Museum, asked questions and made Karen Gallagher and I feel so extraordinarily welcome, particularly PLAN Chairman Keith Bogue and Monica Spencer”.

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