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Opportunity for Artists – Arts for Health partnership programme

Date posted: 27 May 2013

West Cork Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines for a 16-week professional development opportunity working with visual artist Sarah Ruttle in Clonakilty Community Hospital as part of the Arts for Health partnership programme. Closing date for applications is 13 June 2013.

The successful applicant must be cleared by the Garda Vetting office and available on Mondays from 9.30am – 12.30pm to work in Clonakilty Community Hospital.

Please submit a CV, examples of your work and a cover letter showing your specific interest in this learning opportunity, current and previous professional practice, and evidence of a developing commitment to participatory practice and arts and health practice.

For further information on this placement opportunity please view this document: AfH_placement programme supporting information

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13 June, 2013 at 5pm. Applications must be emailed to Justine@westcorkartscentre.com (please ensure you receive an acknowledgement of receipt.)

The Arts for Health partnership programme is based in West Cork and provides a managed and integrated arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. It takes place in five community hospitals, Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit and five day care centres.

Access to and engagement with the arts in healthcare settings improves the quality of life for the individuals in residential care and encourages conversation and links with the wider hospital community. By being integrated into the culture of the care setting, the programme allows ideas and the individual creative interests of the participants to be nurtured, developed and implemented over time.

Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health runs all year round and is delivered by a team of professional artists from different disciplines.

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