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COVID-19: Resources for the arts and health sector

Date posted: 26 March 2020

Image shown: The Wishing Balloon Project by Brigid Teehan, 2003. Photo by Aidan Dunne

This resource page includes information on supports for artists and arts organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, specific supports and sharing opportunities for the arts and health sector, online networking hubs for practitioners, mental health supports and government information on COVID-19. This page is updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available. Read More


Call for submissions: That One Time – Stories from the Frontline

Date posted: 3 June 2020

Image shown: Fighting Words - That One Time

Fighting Words – in partnership with Fighting Words NI – is launching That One Time, a project to draw together a collection of writing reflecting the experiences, thoughts and ideas of frontline workers and their families during this time. Read More

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Sustaining the Self: Online event to support self-care among the arts and health community

Date posted: 29 May 2020

Image shown: Marie Brett, courtesy of the artist.

We are delighted to announce details of a virtual workshop for the arts and health community on Tuesday 23 June. Sustaining the Self will be led by artist Marie Brett and is designed to support self-care among those working in arts and health, particularly in the context of the seismic shift in practice since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions. Read More

Covid Chronicles

Covid Chronicles: Reinventing Community by Neil Black

Date posted: 25 May 2020

Image shown: The Irish  Doctors Choir, Bach for Advent event in Newman University Church, Dublin on Sunday 25 November 2018, raising money for ARC Cancer Support. The choir sang 3 Bach Cantatas and a Motet.

Neil Black lives and works in Derry. He is a Consultant Endocrinologist in Altnagelvin Hospital, Western Health & Social Trust. He sings tenor with the Irish Doctors Choir. Read More


Vacancy: Assistant Arts in Health Curator – Maternity Contract, Children’s Health Ireland

Date posted: 21 May 2020

Children’s Health Ireland is seeking to recruit an Assistant Arts in Health Curator (Maternity Cover). The post holder will assist the CHI Arts in Health Curator on delivering all aspects of the CHI Arts in Health Strategy 2018 – 2023. Read More

In Conversation

In Conversation: Francis Hegarty, Clinical Engineer and Maker

Date posted: 18 May 2020

Image shown: Francis Hegarty

Francis Hegarty is the Chief Healthcare Technology Officer at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI). He is a founding member of the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, where he worked for over 30 years. A maker, artist and composer, Francis currently chairs the CHI Arts in Health Advisory Council. Read More

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