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National Arts in Nursing Homes Day – 21 May 2021

Date posted: 15 May 2021

The inaugural National Arts in Nursing Homes Day is taking place on Friday 21 May as part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival 2021. In partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland, nursing homes across the country are hosting special events to promote the role of art in supporting nursing home residents. Read More


Mapping Arts and Health in Ireland – New report shows six-fold increase in activity since 2001

Date posted: 13 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought increased awareness of the importance of the arts in supporting personal and community wellbeing. The members of Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) have been delivering arts experiences to health service users in the Republic of Ireland for almost two decades and as such promote the relationship between arts, creativity and wellbeing. Read More


Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks Project Co-ordinator to join their team

Date posted: 12 May 2021

Image shown: Waterford Healing Arts Trust, art exhibition at University Hospital Waterford.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is recruiting for the new full-time position of Project Co-ordinator. Based at the organisation’s WHAT Centre for Arts and Health at University Hospital Waterford, the role will present the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real contribution to WHAT’s development and to its continued success in the coming years.  Read More


Dance and Older People – Pilot Mentoring Programme for Artists

Date posted: 8 May 2021

Image shown: Raise the Floor, A Dance & Older People Pilot Mentoring Programme. Photo credit: Jonathan Stokes.

As part of a continuing partnership supporting professional development for dance artists working with older people, Age & Opportunity and Dance Ireland are piloting Raise the Floor, a programme for professional development in this field. Read More


We’ll be Back – A new song for International Nurses Day

Date posted: 8 May 2021

On Wednesday 12 May, International Nurses Day, Arts for Health Partnership Programme will be releasing a new song, ‘We’ll be Back’. This moving tribute, with lyrics written by day care centre healthcare staff from across West Cork and a melody written and performed by musician Liz Clark and staff nurse Paula O’Brien, sends a message of hope to all older people staying safe at home.  Read More

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