Summer Schools Bursaries being offered for artists as part of Limerick Cultural Strategy

Summer Schools Bursaries Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance returns to Limerick

Summer Schools Bursaries being offered for artists as part of Limerick Cultural Strategy

Limerick City and County Council is offering a number of bursary opportunities to support the continued professional development of artists and other creative practitioners across the city and county.

A total of five individual bursaries is available to allow for participation at specific summer schools taking place across Limerick and in Monaghan in the coming months.

Limerick Arts Office at Limerick City and County Council is delighted to announce funding bursary opportunities for 2017.

The purpose of these bursaries is to support professional development in line with the Limerick Cultural Strategy, A Framework 2016-2030.

The five bursaries are:
Blas International Summer School Bursary
Meitheal Summer School Bursary
Irish Youth Choir Bursary
League of Ireland Summer School Bursary
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary

All applicants must be resident in Limerick in order to be eligible for these opportunities.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said: “I’m particularly delighted that two of these opportunities for creative practitioners are in the traditional music area because as you know I am a keen traditional musician myself!  But more importantly, these bursaries give the time and space to artists to be part of the wonderful summer schools that take place in Limerick.  I welcome and encourage everyone to apply.”

Summer Schools Bursaries

Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

Sheila Deegan Limerick Arts Officer added: “Continued professional development of artists and creative practitioners is a key objective within the Limerick Cultural Strategy.  We are delighted to be providing these opportunities in order for creative practitioners to learn new skills, to meet new people which in turn may lead to enhanced opportunities.”

Blas International Summer School at the Irish World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick taking place from 19 to 30 June 2017.  This bursary will cover one week’s tuition (lectures, workshop, assessment and attendance at all concerts).  Full details of Blas International Summer Schools Bursaries from www.blas.ie.

The Meitheal Summer School takes place in Villiers School, North Circular Road, Limerick from 24 to 28 July 2017.  This bursary will cover five days tuition (including accommodation, meals, tuition, activities and supervision).  It is open to musicians resident in Limerick city and county who can demonstrate a high competency in Irish music.  Full details of Meitheal Summer Schools Bursaries are available from www.tradweek.com.

The Irish Youth Choir Summer Course at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick is taking place from 25 June to 2 July 2017.  This bursary will cover one week’s tuition and is open only to Choir Members who are resident in Limerick city and county.  Full details on the Irish Youth Choir Summer Course from www.aoic.ie/iyc/join_us/irish_youth_choir.

The 52nd annual Drama League of Ireland Residential Summer Schools Bursaries is taking place at the University of Limerick from 29 July to 5 August this year.  Limerick Arts Office is offering one non-residential bursary.  It is open to practitioners who are resident in Limerick city and county.  Full details on the DLI Summer Schools Bursaries are available from www.dli.ie/summerschool.htm.

Limerick Arts Office is delighted to announce an open call to recognised cultural practitioners across all art forms, born or residing in Limerick city and county, to apply for a bursary to undertake a short residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Co. Monaghan, part of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary Scheme 2017.  This bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for one week.  Information on the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is available from www.tyroneguthrie.ie

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Monday 15th May 2017. Applications can be submitted to Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick or email [email protected]

For further information and application forms on any of these bursary opportunities please contact Limerick Arts Office, email [email protected] or telephone 061 407363/ 061 525031.

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