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Niche Community Arts for Health Project

Niche is a Community Health Project, established in 1998, serving the Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill area of Cork city, which has a population of around 8000 people.  The focus of Niche is on improving both community and individual health and wellbeing using a community development approach, and employs a team of four Community Health Workers each responsible for a key area of work. The team work in close collaboration with each other and with other health and community services across the area.

Community Arts for Health has been an integral aspect of Niche’s work since 2008.  The aim of the programme is to promote and enhance the health and wellbeing of the local community through access to and participation in the arts.

Strands within the programme include: Arts Participation – ‘Open Studio’ visual art sessions, art groups, projects, Arts on Prescription; health promotion; environmental enhancement; promoting cultural access and opportunities; exhibitions; training and professional development. For further information see the artsandhealth.ie case study here.


Film, Multidisciplinary, Visual Art


Charlotte Donovan


Knocknaheeny Community Building
Foyle Avenue





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Dublin North East

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