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Archive for February 2021


Age & Opportunity Creative Ageing Writing Bursary

Date posted: 28 February 2021

Image shown: Bealtaine 2011 Calligraphy Workshop at Tallaght Library, Dublin.

The Age & Opportunity inaugural Creative Ageing Writing Bursary aims to generate discussion, debate and knowledge about creative ageing in Ireland.  Read More

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Dance and Health: Reflections on Empowerment and Transformation by Helga Deasy

Date posted: 27 February 2021

Image shown: Fuse Arts & Health Programme, MusicAlive. Photo credit: Clare Keogh.

Dance artist and choreographer Helga Deasy was awarded an artsandhealth.ie artist bursary in 2020 to reflect on and interrogate her model for an empowering dance practice, specifically its applicability to her experience of working as a dancer in hospitals and care homes. Helga’s philosophy and participatory approach have now been captured in the short publication ‘Dance and Health: Reflections on Empowerment and Transformation’. Read More


Synaesthesia Concert for Brain Awareness Week 2021

Date posted: 27 February 2021

Maynooth University psychology department and FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) are hosting a synaesthesia concert on 16 March for Brain Awareness Week. This event aims to promote the multisensory nature of musical experience and the role of music in brain health.
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Arts Council Agility Award 2021

Date posted: 27 February 2021

The Arts Council’s new Agility Award is an open and flexible grant scheme designed around the needs of professional artists and arts workers. The Award has been created in the context of the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19, and the Arts Council’s commitment to raising standards of excellence in the making of art.
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Opportunity: Visual artist sought to develop Helium Arts’ Remote Creative Health Programme

Date posted: 27 February 2021

Image shown: Helium Arts' Creative Health Hub Programme.

Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health organisation, is seeking a professional, multi-disciplinary visual artist to develop Helium’s Remote Creative Health Programme for teenagers with long-term health conditions in 2021.
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