Less Visible Threads at Creative Brain Week
2 March, 2024
Saolta Arts: Open Call for Exhibition Proposals at University Hospital Galway
1 March, 2024
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme 2024 – Round One
23 February, 2024
Call for participants: Siblings research project
21 February, 2024
Irish Doctors Orchestra to perform charity concert at Ulster Hall, Belfast
21 February, 2024
The Tightrope Walker at Creative Brain Week
14 February, 2024
The Stepping Stones Project: Moving with care through uncertainty
For young people who have experienced trauma, nurturing a safe space for creativity to unfold requires particular care and sensitivity. Art therapist Claire Flahavan and artist Emma Finucane brought their specific areas of expertise, and mutually supportive ways of working, to the Stepping Stones project at The Alders Unit, a therapeutic service for children and adolescents affected by sexual abuse. Claire reflects on their collaboration with young service users to create permanent artworks for the Unit’s new home at CHI-Tallaght.
Songlines brought together artists and people living with dementia and cognitive impairment to discuss favourite poems and songs in four care settings in Waterford and Wexford. A series of workshops in 2023 drew out memories, and resulted in the creation of new work, which was performed by artists, residents, and staff at celebratory live performances as part of Festival in a Van.
Visual artist Catarina Araújo designed her first arts and health project, Cocooning: Catch a Breath, with mental health professionals in Cork to explore their experiences of Covid-19. The need for time and space to pause, to take stock, reverberated throughout the project and has informed Catarina’s reflection, funded by the artsandhealth.ie emerging artist bursary 2023.
Research & Evaluation
Arts and Health Evaluation: Navigating the Landscape
This guide is designed to support anyone working in arts and health to navigate the landscape of evaluation. Published by the Social Biobehavioural Research Group, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Arts and Health, it includes a comprehensive mapping of what arts and health evaluation frameworks and toolkits exist, supporting you to make choices regarding which resources are the most suitable for your evaluation.
Orchestras in Healthcare 2023
Orchestras in Healthcare #2 explores the contribution that orchestras currently make in the public health sector in the UK. This report presents findings from the second UK-wide Orchestras in Healthcare survey.
Creative Brain Week: Knowledge Making
Knowledge Making gathers together the lived experience and insights shared during Creative Brain Week, a Global Brain Health Institute innovation at Trinity College Dublin. Explore how brain science and creativity connect to seed new ideas in social development, culture, wellbeing, and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle and across society.