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Archive for December 2012


Global Alliance for Arts and Health international conference – call for presentations

Date posted: 28 December 2012

The Global Alliance for Arts & Health will hold its 24th annual international conference, Healing Communities through the Arts, from 11-12 April 2013 in Washington, DC, USA. The conference invites submissions of abstracts on the theme of the use of the arts in community settings to promote resilience and healing in the face of crisis or for public health. The deadline for submissions is 11 January 2013. Read More


First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival 2-12 January 2013

Date posted: 28 December 2012

First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival 2013

First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health arts festival, is taking place from 2-12 January 2013. Centered around Dublin’s cultural hub of Temple Bar, the festival aims to challenge mental health stigma and prejudice through the creative arts. First Fortnight 2013 is partnered by Amnesty International, Mental Health Reform and See Change, the national mental health stigma reduction partnership. Read More


Cowper Care: artist’s commission – arts and dementia care

Date posted: 21 December 2012

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, in tandem with Cowper Care, is seeking expressions of interest from artists with experience of working within the field of arts and health and arts and older people to engage with the context of dementia care in the creation of work for a Dublin based nursing home that provides care to older people. Closing date for submissions is 25 January 2013. Read More


Hektoen International Medical Humanities essay competition

Date posted: 21 December 2012

Hektoen International, a Journal of Medical Humanities, is currently running a Grand Prix Essay Competition. Hektoen is inviting essay submissions of 1, 000 to 2,500 words on a subject related to medicine and culture by 1 March 2013. Read More


Helium seeding project developed from REFLECT Lab: bursary recipients

Date posted: 20 December 2012

In autumn 2012, Helium offered a bursary to artists and healthcare professionals who took part in the REFLECT Lab project in the Northwest in 2011. The bursary has been awarded to Margot Jones, Theatre Practitioner, and Winifred McNulty, Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), who will collaborate on a series of drama and speech and language therapy workshops for children with expressive/receptive speech and language delay. Read More

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