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Age & Opportunity announces recipients of the 2019 Artists in Residence in a Care Setting initiative

Date posted: 20 October 2019

Image shown: Age and Opportunity 2019 Artists in Residence at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. Photo credit: Anthony Edwards, courtesy of St. James's Hospital.

Age & Opportunity has announced the six artists and care settings who will participate in their 2019 Artists in Residence in a Care Setting initiative, bringing the benefits of arts participation to over 250 older people in care settings nationwide.

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Launch of Open Gallery at St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin

Date posted: 20 October 2019

Image shown: Drawing on my Experiences at St Luke's Hospital Dublin

St Luke’s Hospital Art Centre recently launched Open Gallery, a dedicated space to celebrate creativity and to exhibit patients’ and staff art work alongside each other. ‘Drawing on my Experiences’ is the first exhibition as part of the Open Gallery programme and will run until Christmas 2019.  Read More


Waterford Healing Arts Trust publishes independent evaluation of Arts Programme in Renal Dialysis at UHW

Date posted: 30 August 2019

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has published an independent evaluation of its Arts Programme in the Renal Dialysis Unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). The evaluation was commissioned in 2018 with a view to informing the future development of the programme, and was conducted by independent researcher Leigh Tesch.   Read More


Launch of Saolta Arts

Date posted: 12 August 2019

Image shown: Launch of Saolta Arts by Mrs. Sabina Higgins at University Hospital Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.

Saolta Arts, formerly Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, was officially launched on 6 August 2019 by Mrs Sabina Higgins at University Hospital Galway. The original arts programme was established in Galway University Hospitals (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) in 2003 to provide arts events and activities for the hospital community. Saolta Arts is the new name for the arts programme which has been extended to include the other hospitals in the Saolta Group – Roscommon, Portiuncula, Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals. Read More


Trad@Heart 2019: Music in Healthcare Festival

Date posted: 7 August 2019

Image shown: Trad@Heart

For the second year running, Kids’ Classics will present Trad@Heart in Louth, a complimentary traditional Irish music programme across hospitals and health settings in the community during August 2019. Trad@Heart is taking place in partnership with  Create Louth, the arts service of Louth County Council. An introductory Music in Healthcare workshop for musicians will form part of the festival.  Read More

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