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Waterford Healing Arts Trust opens call for Artist in Residence 2019

Date posted: 22 December 2018

Image shown: Wild thing (you make my heart sing) by Ciara Harrison, Artist in Residence at UHW, 2017. Photo by Keith Currams.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has issued an open call to artists of all arts disciplines to apply to be Artist in Residence at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in 2019. The WHAT Artist in Residence programme is a means of engaging patients in contemporary arts practice and an opportunity for artists to develop their professional practice within an acute hospital context.

The main focus of the residency will be the artist’s engagement with patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences. The successful artist will receive a studio space for a six month period in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, artist fee and support from WHAT staff.

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 7 February 2019.

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Tuesday, 29 January at 2pm. Please phone 051 842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie no later than 25 January to book your place. Applicants must be available for interview the week beginning 18 February 2019.

Click here for application requirements and further details.

For further information please contact what@hse.ie or 051 842664.

The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation. Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT also supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website www.artsandhealth.ie

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