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Archive for October 2011


Arts Facilitation in Community & Health Settings

Date posted: 4 October 2011

The Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education at Crawford College of Art and Design is interested in exploring the potential for arts based facilitation in community and health settings through a day long event on the 27 October 2011. Through presentations from arts facilitators working within a variety of areas, the role the arts can play within this context will be explored.  Read More


Music Network seeking musicians for music in healthcare settings workshop

Date posted: 3 October 2011

Music Network is seeking professional musicians to participate in a one day workshop in music in healthcare settings on Tuesday 22 November 2011.

The workshop will be facilitated by Finn MacGinty, Liam Merriman and Gráinne Hope, three Irish professional musicians, with a broad range of experiences in healthcare settings. The workshops will take place in the context of a training programme where these musicians are furthering their skills as trainers in this field. The workshops will be supervised by specialised trainers from Musique & Santé, France. The workshops will take place in Dublin (location tba). Read More


Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Dialogue Arts + Health

Date posted: 3 October 2011

Image shown: Dialogue Arts + Health session # 1, September 2011

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. Read More


REFLECT Lab brings healthcare professionals and artists together in the Northwest

Date posted: 3 October 2011

Image shown: REFLECT Lab participants at the Train the Trainers session

Ireland’s first REFLECT Lab co-mentoring project kicked off in April when representatives from The Sage Gateshead, UK, came to Sligo to facilitate the inaugural cohort meeting. 11 artists and 11 healthcare workers from Sligo and Donegal who work with children and young people are co-mentoring each other with a view to sharing skills and experience between the two sectors. Read More


The Creative Well, a new prescription for mental health

Date posted: 3 October 2011

Image shown: The Creative Well

The Creative Well, a new integrated pilot initiative, has been launched in Naas, Co. Kildare. The aim of this programme is to develop a social model for supporting wellbeing and mental health through the arts and within the context of local communities. Long term mental health service users often suffer from feelings of social isolation which prevents them from engaging in meaningful activities within their community. However few of the programmes available to service users provide avenues for connecting with others outside of the mental health system. Read More

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