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Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter.
News this month
Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2018
Procurement of Arts Advisers
Public Art Commissioner - Seamus Heaney: A Work of Public Art
Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities
Theatre Information Session | 14th February in Dublin
Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021: Announcement Events
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018
Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
News from the community
glór welcomes Film Shorts Submissions for Spring 2018
PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work
€245,500 announced for Music Capital Scheme
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
Creative Europe Desk
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Irish programme
Have your say on EU Culture funding after 2020 – consultation period up to 10th January to 8th March 2018
EU Copyright Law: What does it mean for artists?
Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance

What Next encourages audiences to sample something different in the form of a new and engaging line up of events. The festival provides a programme of fresh and evocative interactions and shows with a new generation of artists on the cusp of establishing their choreographic voices. There are 3 programmes to discover:


Programme 1 | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Fri 9 Feb | 7:30pm

Kudoku by Danielle Ninarello (Italy), with no name by Isabella Oberländer (Ireland/Austria), Oscillate by Lucia Kickham (Ireland), Folds of the Crane by Justine Cooper (Ireland/New Zealand)


Programme 2 | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 10 Feb | 3pm

Ruby by Tanin Torabi (Ireland/Iran), Begin by Rachel Sheil (Ireland), Abacus by Laura Murphy (Ireland)


Programme 3 | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 10 Feb | 6pm

Sinter by Mary Wycherley (Ireland) in collaboration with Hélène Cathala (France), Alien Express by Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek (Slovenia) and Music for Chameleons by Pádraic E. Moore (Ireland).


Closing Party - Music for Chameleons | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 10 Feb | 9pm

Pádraic E. Moore will return to Limerick for the What Next closing party Music for Chameleons. At the core of the project is an extensive collection of singles and LPs from late 20th century musical genres. The music (dating predominantly from the late 70s and early 80s) is unified by the use of electronic components such as drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. Moore describes the performances as ‘an inclusive interactive happening concerned fundamentally with the politics of pleasure’. What Next invites Limerick audiences to join us, along with the festival artists, to dance together in our Performance Space in John’s Square after a weekend of discovery.




Let’s Talk About Dance with Jo Slade | Nelly’s Corner, Nicholas Street | Wed 7 & Wed 14 Feb | 7:30pm


Join us in a conversation about contemporary dance and movement. We invite you to participate in a lively, exploratory, informal discussion about the role of contemporary dance and movement as an expressive art form. We will attend some of the performances in the festival with enthusiasm and absorb the subtle language of movement and dance. Later, as a group, we will reflect on our individual responses to the performances. We will consider writing as a vehicle to express those responses, to articulate our experience of the connection between mind and body and how contemporary dance and movement can broaden our understanding of art.


Artists’ Café | Sat 10 February | 12.30–2pm

Meet the artists over a bite to eat. Bring your own lunch, thoughts, observations and questions.


More information and booking details http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/what-next-dive-discover-dance




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