Socially engaged practice describes art that is collaborative, often participatory and involves people as the medium or material of the work. Related terms include New Genre Public Art, Community Art and Activist Art. Whatever term we want to use, many independent artists now use socially engaged practice as a dynamic and contemporary form of practice within their own art making, while simultaneously, there is a growing interest from local citizens and communities, to affect social change through art and/or to have an input into art that resides within their public realm.
We invite you to join with us and our artist panel, George Higgs (music), Marilyn Lennon (visual arts) and Ríonach Ní Néill (dance) to hear about their experiences and inspirations for making art that is socially engaged. The discussion will be chaired by Annette Moloney, Independent Curator and Public Art Advisor to the Arts Council.
Please join us for our opening reception of What Next immediately before the discussion, 5-6pm, also at Limerick City Gallery of Art. Click here for details.
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at