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Archive for July 2014


Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health

Date posted: 30 July 2014

Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health is a symposium taking place at the Royal College of Music, London on 10 September 2014 which will present findings from recent scientific research on the value of group singing for wellbeing and health.

Speakers include:

Rickard Åström, Musician and Composer, Sweden
Felicity Baker, University of Melbourne, Australia
Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, UK
Stephen Clift, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Gunter Kreutz, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Carly Reagon, Cardiff University, UK
Jonas Vaag, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Norway
Björn Vickhoff, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music, UK Read More


First Fortnight seeks administrator

Date posted: 30 July 2014

First Fortnight,  a charity-based organisation with the expressed aim of challenging mental health prejudice through the creative arts, is seeking an administrator. We believe the arts allow us to create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner. Once that conversation has begun, we hope this will then help change people’s perceptions about an issue that affects us all with one in four of us set to experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. With that in mind, we hope to make the First Fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma. Read More


Artist volunteers required – Tallaght Hospital

Date posted: 29 July 2014

The National Centre for Arts and Health based at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, is seeking professional artists (of all artforms) willing to volunteer to facilitate art sessions for patients.

This position would suit:

  • Artists considering a career in  arts and health and/or art therapy and/or collaborative community art
  • Artists interested in gaining experience in arts practice of illness or disability
  • Mature, reliable people with some experience caring, sensitive personality.

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Call for Evaluation Consultant – Kid’s Classics

Date posted: 29 July 2014

Kids’ Classics, the National Concert Hall (NCH) and The Community Foundation for Ireland are seeking to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to examine the impact of the Kids’ Classics programme of music activities and performances in a hospital paediatric setting. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional evaluator or researcher to examine the impact of professional music performances on patients, family members and hospital staff. The findings of the evaluation are likely to be of general interest to a range of organisations, including healthcare providers, arts organisations, musicians, academics and those working within the arts and health sector. Read More


Making Sense talk at Skibbereen Arts Festival

Date posted: 23 July 2014

Skibbereen Arts Festival will host a panel discussion on ‘Why the Creative Arts should play a Central Role in our Mental Health and Well- Being’ with Dr. Pat Bracken and Dylan Tighe on 31July at 3pm in Liss Ard, Skibbereen. Dr. Pat Bracken’s recent lecture “A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Art, Surrealism, Mental Health & Recovery” was the inspiration for this panel discussion taking place in the beautiful Liss Ard House in Skibbereen. Read More

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