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Limerick City and County Council

Mission / Aims

Limerick County Council’s strategic objectives (2010–2014) are to:

  • continue to support the ongoing training of arts and  health facilitators;
  • implement inter-disciplinary approaches which reflect current best practice in arts and health;
  • develop partnerships with health organisations to expand the provision of artistic programmes in county healthcare facilities;
  • expand arts and health initiatives throughout the county in partnership with local development agencies.

Areas of activities

Engagement with the arts gives enjoyment and entertainment whilst providing an outlet for the expression of natural creativity as evidenced in the County Arts Service’s Bealtaine Programme for the actively retired and the county’s senior citizens.

In our work with the ante-natal maternity unit, the County Arts Service offers an artistic outlet for expectant mothers to explore and express their emotions, providing the participants with a means of coping with the stresses of pregnancy during a stay in hospital.

The emphasis of our Integrated Dance Programme, Dancing With and Without Wheels is to bring people together through the medium of dance irrespective of physical capacity.  The current programme comprises weekly dance and movement workshops with participants from Rathfredagh Cheshire Home, Transition Year students from five county schools, service users from Enable Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association, young people from Shanagolden Youthreach and students at the University of Limerick.  The programme breaks down fears and prejudices concerning disability and the success of this initiative affirms the fact that people of all abilities can enjoy participating in dance and movement.

Our work in the day-care centres includes the facilitation of wide ranging visual arts programme.

Artform(s)

Dance, Theatre, Visual Art

Contact

Sheila Deegan
Arts Officer

Address

Limerick City and County Council
Merchants Quay
Limerick
V94 EH90

Telephone

061 407421

Email

artsoffice@limerick.ie

Web Address

http://www.limerick.ie/council-service-group/arts


Dublin North East


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