Arts and health practitioners are invited to submit case studies of high quality arts and health projects to The case studies section of showcases examples of arts and health projects in Ireland. This section provides a bank of well documented projects, of artistic merit, which are delivered by professional artists across a diversity of art forms and contexts. Background structures and partnerships are included to give an overview of the provision for arts and health practice. Please see for examples of case studies. aims to promote arts and health as a specific field of work characterised by clear artistic vision, goals and outcomes that seeks to enhance individual and community health and wellbeing. It is a diverse and dynamic practice that moves fluidly between the more traditional formats of exhibition, performance, public art commission, and other environmental enhancement initiatives within healthcare settings, through to participative and collaborative arts practices that challenge and expand ideas about who makes art and where and how it is shown.


The case studies section aims:

  • To establish a record of arts and health practice in Ireland that illustrates the diversity and scope of good practice
  • To provide a resource that supports peer learning among practitioners.

Selection process

Arts and health practitioners are invited to submit case studies of high quality arts and health projects to Submitted case studies will be peer reviewed by a sub-committee of the Editorial Panel.

The criteria for inclusion in the case study section are:

  • Projects that demonstrate clear artistic vision, goals and outcomes
  • Projects that illustrate benefits for those involved
  • Projects delivered by professional artists
  • Case studies that demonstrate strong documentation in terms of writing and imagery

We aim to represent the following in the case study section of

  • A diversity of artforms
  • A diversity of healthcare contexts
  • A diversity of partnerships/ organisational structures
  • A national spread
  • Projects that have taken place since 2005

Those wishing to submit a case study must complete a case study template and return it to The template is used to enable the collection of information in a systematic way. This is to support to showcase and promote the work in a way that is most useful. The content submitted will form the basis of the case study which may be edited by A minimum of five and maximum of six images with photo credits and captions must be submitted along with the template. The template includes a consent form for images and guidelines for submitting these images. Please click here to download/ view a case study template.

There are two deadline dates for submissions each year. The next deadline date is Monday 17th September 2012 at 2pm. You will receive notification about your submission in mid October.

For an informal chat about submitting a case study please contact Claire Meaney, Project Co-ordinator/ Moderator on 051 842664 .


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