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Irish Hospice Foundation and Creative Ireland fund 27 projects creatively exploring dying, death, and bereavement

Date posted: 5 December 2021

House of Memory by architect David Kelly,  commissioned by Architecture at the Edge, Galway International Arts Festival 2021. House of Memory was the recipient of the first round of the Irish Hospice Foundation's Seed Grant scheme.

The Irish Hospice Foundation has awarded seed grants to 27 projects to support creative exploration of dying, death, and bereavement, funded by the Creative Ireland Programme.
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National Map: Singing For Health Groups in Ireland

Date posted: 1 November 2021

A national map documenting all Singing for Health and Wellbeing groups in the Republic of Ireland is now available on the Sing Ireland website. The database is a unique collaboration between Sing Ireland and the Music Therapy Department at the University of Limerick. Read More


An evaluation of Age & Opportunity’s Care Hubs of Arts Excellence

Date posted: 31 October 2021

Image shown: Age & Opportunity’s Artist in Residence in a Care Setting 2019: Visual artist Andy Parsons' residency in Killybegs Community Hospital, Donegal.

The Care Hubs of Arts Excellence are an initiative of Age & Opportunity’s Arts Programme which focuses on older people’s artistic creativity and creative potential, and supports the meaningful participation and inclusion of older people in cultural and creative life. Read More


What Next? Arts and Ageing Resources

Date posted: 17 October 2021

Image shown: Kevin Jones demonstrating how to splice when netting. Image courtesy of Colette Lewis.

What Next? tells the story of four artists who worked with older people on a project that broke the mould. Their stories are told through the Arts and Ageing Podcast series. The What Next? programme will also include Arts and Ageing Workshops and Arts and Ageing e-Publication, both providing a toolkit for those working with older people. All of these resources reflect on real life projects that go beyond the normal templates for working with older people.  Read More


The Day-Crossing Farm: launch of documentary film and research archive

Date posted: 16 October 2021

'Growhouse' by Marie Brett. Photo credit: Jed Niezgoda.

The Day-Crossing Farm is a large-scale immersive installation with live performance exploring issues of human trafficking, modern-day-slavery and drug farming, created by visual artist Marie Brett with a large team of contributors including people with lived experience of trafficking and forced labour. Read More

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