Image shown: Dialogue Arts + Health session # 1

Dialogue Arts + Health aims to bring together artists who are experienced or interested in developing contemporary art projects in healthcare settings. A series of three peer-to-peer Dialogue Sessions are currently taking place in Galway, Cavan, Limerick and Offaly once a month. So far over 80 arts and health practitioners attended Session #1 in September, and more are expected to attend in October and November 2011.

Session #1 included a short presentation from artist Marie Brett entitled Unraveling Arts and Health Practice which explored definitions of arts and health practice. This was followed by a creative workshare, facilitated by a different artist in each location. Session #2 & #3 will offer more open discussions, short presentations, peer critiqe and creative workshare opportunities for artists wishing to participate.

Further information can be found on the project blog where you can make a comment, find out more about the artists involved, download presentation notes, and download the individual venue flyers.

The project will culminate in an Arts + Health National Exchange Day, which will take place at Rua Red in Tallaght, Dublin, on Tuesday 6 December 2011.

Dialogue Arts + Health is a project developed by the Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (ALA:AO) with support and funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.

The Dialogue Arts + Health project is curated by Artists Liaison, Annette Moloney.


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