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Conference: Places Matter | building inclusion in the arts

Date posted: 16 February 2019

Places Matter | building inclusion in the arts is a joint conference by the Arts Council and Local Government taking place on 27-28 March 2019 at NUI Galway. The conference will be of interest to public and civil servants, artists, arts organisations, politicians, academics and anyone interested in improving how we build inclusion in the arts based on the principles of inclusivity and equality. Read More


Life Expressions II at Roscommon University Hospital

Date posted: 16 February 2019

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Life Expressions II is an exhibition by Mote Park Artists at Roscommon University Hospital, running until the week of 4 March 2019. Mote Park Artists believe in the beneficial role of the arts in enhancing moods, emotions and general wellbeing. Evidence has shown that these benefits can be enjoyed both by the artist and the observer.  Read More


CREATE: exhibition celebrating pregnancy and newborn research opens in Galway Hospital Campus

Date posted: 16 February 2019

Image shown: CREATE exhibition at Galway Hospital Campus.

CREATE: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, is a free art exhibition developed by the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, currently taking place around the campus of University Hospital Galway in conjunction with Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust. CREATE spotlights pregnancy and newborn journeys, the people who make them, and the research that impacts them. The exhibition runs until 28 February 2019.  Read More

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Promoting Autonomy: Bookings open for Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019

Date posted: 16 February 2019

Image shown: Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2018. Photo credit: Philip Cullen.

Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 is now open for bookings. This leading national arts and health event will feature a keynote address by Nigel Hartley, who has worked in end-of-life care for 30 years, and presentations by some of the most innovative and creative practitioners working in arts and health in Ireland today. This year’s event takes place on Thursday 11 April at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford and is open to healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field.  Read More


through art we care international symposium (Brussels)

Date posted: 9 February 2019

Image shown: Tactile Choreographies Research - Vera Tussing

IN/FINITY, KMSKB and VUB host ‘through art we care’ on 28 February 2019, an international conference on innovative and inclusive practices in arts and health for professional art and health workers and researchers. The conference is taking place in Brussels at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. International keynote speakers including Norma Daykin, Anna Ledgard, Julie Rodeyns, Mari Linnman, Nigel Hartley and the ‘Made to Measure’ initiative will give an overview of the current field and discourse. Read More

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