Ireland’s annual arts and health gathering, Arts + Health: Check Up Check In, takes place at Draíocht in Blanchardstown, Dublin, on Thursday 23 April 2020. The keynote speaker will be Dr Jenny Elliott, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arts Care, a leading arts in health organisation which facilitates arts programmes in healthcare settings across Northern Ireland.
Dr Jenny Elliott has worked in arts in health development locally and internationally for over 25 years as a contemporary dance choreographer, dancer in residence, healthcare professional, artistic director, lecturer and researcher. As Artistic Director of Arts Care, she has developed models of health and wellbeing which engage service users and healthcare staff in bespoke dance programmes, in addition to many other arts in health initiatives. The author of several articles and reports on arts and health, Jenny also contributes to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Westminster.
Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020 will also feature presentations by some of the leading figures working in arts and health in Ireland. The event is designed to inspire and support networking and exchange, and is for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field.
The partners for Check Up Check In 2020 are www.artsandhealth.ie / Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, Fingal County Council Arts Office and Draíocht.
Full programme and booking information to follow. Keep an eye on www.artsandhealth.ie for details.