- To engage citizens through involvement in culture (Aim and Objective 6)
- To foster multiple examples of imagination, innovation and integration in Limerick and to use creative approaches to help citizens and visitors re-imagine Limerick (Aim and Objective 4)
- To grow Limerick’s cultural capacity by retaining and attracting creative practitioners to live and work in Limerick (Aim and Objective 1)
Limerick City and County Council are pleased to announce an open call for Grants Under the Arts Act funding for 2020.
Limerick City and County Council offers grant funding to amateur, community or voluntary groups, or organisations, and individual arts practitioners, which in the opinion of the authority, will stimulate public interest in the arts, promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts or assist in improving the standards of the arts.
In the 2003 Arts Act the arts are defined as painting, sculpture, architecture, music, film, drama, dance, literature, design in industry and the fine arts and applied arts generally. The awards can be used for the professional development of artists, the arts and increasing access and participation in the arts.
Grants Under the Arts Act
This grant is in line with the following Limerick Cultural Strategy Aims and Objectives:
Limerick City and County Council are pleased to announce the continued support for culture and arts activities in 2020, under the Arts Act. Average Grants under the Arts Act funding usually range from €150 – €500, with larger grants of up to a maximum of €1,000 being awarded in exceptional circumstances. The total amount in the fund for 2020 is €20,000.
Eligibility Applicants, (community and voluntary organisations, artists, creative practitioners and arts organisations) must be based in Limerick, or operate substantially within Limerick City and County and be able to demonstrate this. It is open to artists at all stages in their professional careers. Projects at all stages are eligible for this funding strand. This means that you can apply for research and development of your project idea and/or delivery of the project, given that: The project and the benefiting community are based in Limerick City and County Council administrative area, or the applicant is based in Limerick, or operates substantially within Limerick City and County and is able to demonstrate this. Proposed activities will take place in 2020; Individuals currently in undergraduate or post-graduate education are not eligible, or individuals who will be during the period for which this grant is offered. An applicant may only apply for one Grants under the Arts Act Award in any one calendar year.