Archive for December 2013
The University of Leeds is offering a PhD studentship, based in the School of English and the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities, commencing in February 2014. The student will work on a topic entitled ‘Community health and wellbeing in contemporary British fiction and culture’, and will be supervised by Dr Clare Barker. This PhD will form part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded project on ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’, which involves collaboration with the universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, and South Wales. This studentship would suit a student with a background in English Studies and an interest in contemporary British fiction and/or health/medical humanities. Read More
dreamMirror is an exhibition of artworks by Jeffrey Gormly artist in residence with WHAT (Waterford Healing Arts Trust) that will go on display in the outpatients corridor of Waterford Regional Hospital on 14 January. There will be a public viewing of the exhibition on Friday 17 January at 7pm. Read More
Arts for Health, an arts programme taking place in community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork, and managed by West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC), celebrated the launch of its three year strategy at an event in Clonakilty Community Hospital in December. The strategy was launched with screening of an animated film by filmmaker Jane Lee: http://vimeo.com/81618736. Read More
The Global Alliance for Arts and Health invites submissions of abstracts for presentation at the 2014 Annual International Conference, Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health: 25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration. Abstract submission Guidelines and Requirements for papers, workshops, PechaKucha presentations, and posters are available here. Read More
Cloudlands, an artist in residence programme produced by Helium for teenagers in hospital, will continue for a second year at University Hospital Galway thanks to a private donation through the Community Foundation for Ireland. Artist Emma Fisher will collaborate with young people at the hospital over a nine-month period to develop new artworks based on their ideas, interests and experiences. The project will run until July 2014.