Archive for February 2012
The Healing Sounds music programme is a live music performance programme at Waterford Regional Hospital. Musicians perform in the main foyer of the hospital from 1.30pm – 2.00pm and then move to the wards and outpatient clinics. Musicians performing between March and May 2012 include Margaret and Siobhan Lynch; Allison Sleator, Eamon Sweeney and Kathleen McPhail; and Kate Powell and William McGlynn.
Artists working in healthcare settings are invited to an open network meeting at 11.00am, Tuesday 20 March 2012 at West Cork Arts Centre. Artists from the Arts for Health team will host an informal gathering to discuss issues in relation to working in a healthcare setting and share current work practices. The key topics up for discussion include working with dementia, navigating a new environment and documenting your work.
Helium, in association with Westmeath County Council Arts Office, presents a continuous professional development opportunity for professionals across the arts, health and early years sectors interested in investigating the role of the arts within the parent-child relationship and wellbeing among 0-3 year olds. A seminar and separate workshop will take place in March 2012. Read More
The first ‘Classically Inspired’ Music Residency will take place in Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin this April. The residency will be a collaboration between the Kids’ Classics programme, Musique et Santé (Paris) and the staff of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin.
Arts – Health – Entrepreneurship? is a conference on arts and health projects and practices taking place in Helsinki from 22-23 October 2012.
Throughout the world, from the 1990’s on, there are several projects and studies clearly indicating that cultural consumption and cultural pursuits have a positive effect on health. It is believed that art can encourage empowerment, support life management and add social capital etc. However, further research is needed in order to turn the projects into permanent services. The Arts – Health – Entrepreneurship? conference is focusing on the management and entrepreneurship within arts and health projects. What skills and competencies are needed in the field? What does the field offer to arts/cultural operators? How to solve the challenge of funding and financing?