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Archive for August 2014


Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2014: Collaborative Dance

Date posted: 29 August 2014

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2014: Collaborative Dance aims to support individual professional dance artists working in the area of collaborative dance or with groups of non-dancers. This is the fifth year that the Arts Council has provided a €10, 000 bursary award as part of the Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. This year for the first time the focus will be art form specific as opposed to focusing on a social or community context. Deadline for submissions 24 October at 5pm.

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Wanted – your favourite feel-good poem or short prose

Date posted: 29 August 2014

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is inviting people to send them those pieces of poetry and prose that bring solace and joy in preparation for a public reading as part of the second Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing in Waterford.

Cassandra Clare once said “it was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone” and it is in the spirit of this link between reading and wellbeing that the Waterford Healing Arts Trust is organising this very special event which they are calling ‘We haven’t had an earthquake lately…’ . Read More


A Creative Response to Mental Health Problems

Date posted: 29 August 2014

Image shown: Mary Dineen

In this workshop for mental health professionals,  Cork-based Community Mental Health Nurse, Mary Dineen will discuss Arts+Minds, a unique arts and health programme co-ordinated by mental health nurses which aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of mental health service users in Cork through the arts. The workshop takes place in St. Otteran’s Hospital, Waterford on Monday 6 October from 2pm – 3.00pm. Admission is free and booking is essential. Read More


The Amulet Exhibition Tour: Limerick Panel Discussion Event

Date posted: 27 August 2014

The national touring exhibition, The Amulet, exploring the hidden world of infant loss, was launched at Galway Arts Centre in August, with curator and Galway Arts Centre head of visual art, Maeve Mulrennan, describing the exhibition as “honest, heartbreaking and, due to Marie’s skill as an artist, a space for exploring what words cannot express”. The exhibition continues onto Limerick in September, with a panel discussion event taking place in University Maternity Hospital Limerick, on Thursday 25 September at 6pm, where the artist and bereaved parents will join guest speakers from arts, culture, health and academic perspectives to discuss the artwork, which will be on display in the hospital on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 from 10am to 6pm. Read More


Symphony of the Sea project, West Cork

Date posted: 27 August 2014

Image shown: Symphony of the Sea

Symphony of the Sea is a recent collaboration between musician and composer Justin Grounds, visual artist Tess Leak and participants of Clonakilty Community Hospital, as part of the West Cork Arts Centre-managed Arts for Health Partnership Programme. The project was inspired by the everyday seaside activity of beach combing. During April 2014, Tess collected objects thrown up by storms onto her local beaches of Baltimore and Owenahincha and brought them into the Hospital, where they inspired conversations about their origins, histories and journeys. Justin brought in a group of eclectic instruments collected during his world travels to add to the conversation. Over a number of weeks, each participant recorded a sound using or describing the object, and these sound tracks were combined onsite to create a new, atmospheric soundscape, Symphony of the Sea. Read More

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