Dance Limerick offers supported residencies to professional dance artists and choreographers to research and develop work in the beautiful surroundings of St. John’s church dance space and studio throughout 2024. The residency aims to support research, experimentation, practice development and/or creation of work. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all dance genres and at any stage of their career. The residency is for a one or two week period. It supports individual artists or a team of up to 4 artists/collaborators.

Please note: three week residency proposals are welcome but are less available than the 2 week slots. Information as to the request for a three week research period should be outlined in the application.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Thursday 28 September 2023 at 5 pm IST


Dance Limerick will provide:

Two weeks in our large studio space from 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. (Alternative access schedule may be accommodated. Please indicate your need in the application)
Accommodation for up to 4 artists/collaborators in studio apartments or artist friendly houses.
A contribution of €75 per week, per artist, toward living costs – payable to the lead applicant
Vouched receipted travel stipend up to a maximum of €200 per residency – payable to the lead applicant
Residency and artist info hosted on our website, social media and e-newsletter
Peer feedback / mentoring as required.
Opportunities for professional development, relationships building through interaction with the local dance community.

As examples, the residencies may be for the following purpose(s):

Time and space for your dance practice research, development and experimentation
Taking an already developed idea to the next stage
Time and space to develop collaborative relationships
Rehearsal / production time toward presenting new work
Time to engage with a local community in Limerick towards future project proposals.

The residency is open to:

Professional dance artists, choreographers and companies
National and international dance artists, choreographers and companies
All dance genres
All career stages
Funded or unfunded projects and ideas.

Dance Limerick has a particular interest in receiving applications from artists who will:

Engage with the local artists (through class/ conversations/ workshops/ performances)
Share their work through a proposed engagement eg. work-in-progress showing or discussions with local peers.
Cultivate connection with Dance Limerick for future work presentations or collaborations.

More information is available here.


photo credits Eva Baumann © Maurice Gunning