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Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020 postponed to November

Date posted: 30 March 2020

Image shown: Dr Jenny Elliott, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arts Care, who will give the keynote address at Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020.

Artsandhealth.ie announces that due to the ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19 / Coronavirus, Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020 has been postponed and will now take place on Monday 23 November 2020 at Draíocht in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Read More

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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 current 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 to exchange experiences and brainstorm ideas, and government information on COVID-19. This page will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available. Read More


Performance for Care – online symposium 27 March 2020

Date posted: 26 March 2020

Image shown: Performance for Care online symposium.

Performance for Care is an online platform advocating for arts and creativity within healthcare education and professional development. This online resource replaces the Performance for Care symposium, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Synaesthesia Concert for Brain Awareness Week

Date posted: 11 March 2020

*EVENT POSTPONED: In the light of the developing coronavirus situation, this event will be rescheduled for a later date.*

The remarkable nature of how sensory information is processed in the brain will be conveyed through music and art in a live concert performance by synaesthete-musician Svetlana Rudenko with images from synaesthete-artist Jane Mackay at Maynooth University on 18 March 2020.  Read More


Call for submissions – First Fortnight Festival 2021

Date posted: 10 March 2020

First Fortnight is Ireland’s Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival, challenging mental health prejudice and stigma through arts and cultural action and programming events that create spaces for unscripted conversations around mental health to happen. In 2021, First Fortnight is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Read More

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