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National | Dialogue Arts + Health is a one-day event taking place in RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin on Tuesday 6 December 2011. It aims to explore shared outlooks for arts and health practice in Ireland. The event will be of interest to artists, arts organisations, health professionals, health service users, and others interested in the area of arts and health practice.

National | Dialogue Arts + Health invites delegates to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of partnership and collaboration in healthcare contexts, and will explore questions such as:

  • What are the characteristics of the partnerships and collaborations that are happening in arts and health practice?
  • How do we balance the priorities of arts practice with the priorities of the healthcare sector?
  • How do we explore the ethical questions around the ownership of artworks developed in healthcare settings?
  • Is it possible to further encourage and facilitate creative risk taking in arts and health practice in Ireland?
  • How do we cultivate leadership in the area of arts and health practice in Ireland?

There is a fee of €20 for organisations, and €10 for individuals, lunch included. Places are limited and must be booked in advance

Registration begins at 9.30am and welcome address at 10.30am and the day concludes with an optional site visit to Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital at 3.30pm returning to Rua Red at 4.30pm.

This national Dialogue Arts + Health event is the culmination of twelve regional professional development events for artists, which took place in Cavan, Offaly, Galway and Limerick. For more information about the Dialogue Arts + Health project please see

Dialogue Arts + Health was developed by the Arts + Health Coordinators Ireland in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers. It is funded by the Arts Council. Key partners include; South Dublin County Council; the National Centre for Arts and Health, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital; Create; Waterford Healing Arts Trust; Helium – Children’s Arts and Health; West Cork Arts Centre; HSE Cork Arts and Health Programme; the Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Údarás na Gaeltachta; and St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin.


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