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Archive for January 2014


Research Associate in community / participatory arts

Date posted: 15 January 2014

The University of Birmingham School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine is inviting applications for a research associate to join a project examining the ways that creative arts practices can be used to inform health-related policy and service development. The dealine for applications is 19 January 2014. Read More


WillFredd Theatre announces new production CARE

Date posted: 10 January 2014

On a hilltop in Raheny, staff are working around the clock. They make tea. They give baths. They paint nails. They refill syringe drivers. They throw clay at walls with children. Some pray. Some don’t. Everyone they care for is dying.

WillFredd Theatre have teamed up with staff in St Francis Hospice, Raheny to bring you CARE, a show which questions what Hospice is. Fusing movement, live music and text, every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life. Read More


The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme deadlines announced

Date posted: 10 January 2014

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The aim of the scheme is to encourage intense collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a project in which the members of the community group and  artists work together in order to realise an artistic project or an event. The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts. The next deadline dates for applications are Thurs 13 March and  Monday 23 June 2014. Read More


First Fortnight

Date posted: 9 January 2014

Image shown: First Fortnight

First Fortnight, the 10-day mental health arts festival, kicked off on Thursday 2 January 2014. RTE broadcaster Marian Finucane; athlete David Gillick; filmmakers Peter Sheridan and Lenny Abrahamson; Heathers; Gavin James and Come On Live Long are some of the people taking part in this years festival. First Fortnight is an arts-based mental health awareness project run by a core group of seven volunteers that happens in the first two weeks of every year. This is the fifth year it has been staged. Read More


2014 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Date posted: 6 January 2014

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. With a 1st prize for the winning poem in both the Open International and the NHS category of £5, 000, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. The deadline for submissions is 12 midnight GMT 31 January 2014. Read More

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