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In Conversation

Cultural Leadership: Gráinne Hope in conversation with Moira Sinclair

Date posted: 25 March 2021

Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, and Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership, will explore the theme of cultural leadership, including its role within the field of arts and health, during a lunchtime conversation on 21 April. This event is produced by artsandhealth.ie as part of the Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021. Read More


A Bird at My Window and Other Stories

Date posted: 20 April 2021

Image shown: A bird at my window and other stories by Sarah Fuller and Manuela Corbari, part of Saolta Arts' The Deepest Shade of Green arts and health programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photo Credit: Tom Flanagan.

This April, Saolta Arts and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, in partnership with Saolta University Health Care Group, launched the third and final phase of A bird at my window and other stories by Sarah Fuller and Manuela Corbari. This project forms part of The Deepest Shade of Green arts and health programme.  Read More


Call for participants: Research study on music and dementia

Date posted: 12 April 2021

Participants of all ages, with and without a family history of dementia, are invited to take part in a study exploring how music can help people at risk of developing dementia. This study is being led by Dr. Catherine Jordan, Senior Atlantic Fellow, with a team of psychologists at the Global Brain Health Institute (Trinity College Dublin and University California San Francisco). Read More


IMMA presents Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett

Date posted: 7 April 2021

Image shown: Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett with Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Event documentation: Detail from film still by Epic Productions.

Yes, But Do You Care? explores the human right to make a bad decision, family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation. Created by visual artist Marie Brett with choreographer/performer Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, filmed documentation of the piece will be streamed by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) from 7 – 21 April 2021. Read More


Mental Health and the Arts: Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity

Date posted: 2 April 2021

Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity is an online event on 16 April exploring how the experience of empathy is related to creativity and playfulness. How is empathy experienced, and how is this experience linked to creativity? How, in turn, is creativity related to the capacity to play, and why is this so important?
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Stomping Out Loud! Music and the Brain

Date posted: 2 April 2021

Image shown: Stomping Out Loud! Music and the Brain, video still.

Stomping Out Loud! is a new video highlighting the impact of music on brain and mental health. The video is inspired by a UCC MSc Project led by Dr. Eva McMullan investigating the neurological effects of Musical Training in Children with Down Syndrome. Read More

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