Archive for February 2012
Kildare County Council Arts Service is delighted to announce that sixteen artists across artforms including, visual arts, drama music and photography have been shortlisted for their new Artist Mentoring facilitated in partnership with Barretstown and Helium. This pilot programme offers artists a unique opportunity to receive training, experience the recreational activity model, develop their facilitation skills and reflect on scope for potential project development.
Following its successful pilot in Naas last autumn, The Creative Well Programme will be facilitated in two further locations in County Kildare this spring. The aim of this programme is to develop a social model for supporting mental health and wellbeing through the arts and within the context of local communities.
In March 2012 the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will deliver an introductory lecture and workshops to third year psychiatric nursing students at the Waterford Institute of Technology. The lecture and workshops have been set up to provide students with an insight into the work carried out by WHAT and in particular the workings of the Music in Mental Health Settings programme which has been running successfully since 2007. The Music in Mental Health Settings programme is currently running approximately 60 sessions a year in six locations within the Waterford area.
Documenting Arts + Health is a continous professional development peer based artists clinic suitable for artists of all disciplines who are working collaboratively in healthcare settings and are interested in exchanging and developing good documentation techniques to support their practice.