‘In life the song is a very important thing’ Museum of Song: Ireland and Ukraine
The Museum of Song is a song collecting project, co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley. New members of the West Cork community from Ukraine were invited to take part in 2022. Tetyana Karpenko and Olha Baglaenko of the Chervona Kalyna choir, supported by interpreter and choir member Ivan Humenuik, reflect here on their experiences of sharing culture and kinship through song.
Bridging the Imagination
Visual artist Sharon Dipity collaborated with a group of older people in Skibbereen Community Hospital in 2022 to explore task-based performance art around the theme of bridges, supported by an Arts Council Agility Award. The award afforded Sharon vital time for experimentation as part of sustaining creativity in long-term participatory practice.
Tea, Chats & Tunes: Connecting Creativity into the heart of Nursing Home Communities
Tea, Chats & Tunes is a collaborative partnership aimed at connecting residents in nursing homes with their families through the power of music. This evaluation highlights the importance of its person-centred approach in strengthening social connections and enhancing the wellbeing of residents.
Arts in Healthcare Webinars
Webinar recording – Bringing the Arts into Mental Health Settings
Practical guidance for healthcare professionals on developing and delivering arts initiatives in acute and community mental health settings.
Webinar recording – Inclusive methods of arts engagement for older people in long stay care
Are you interested in developing inclusive arts activities with artists for older people in your service? This webinar explores different arts approaches and resources for health and social care professionals.
Webinar recording – Developing arts programmes for older people in long stay care
Practical guidance for healthcare managers on developing and implementing arts programming for older people in long stay care.