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An introduction to arts and health: What is arts and health?

Date posted: 26 June 2013

Saturday 28 September 2013, 10am – 3pm in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, Waterford Regional Hospital

What is meant by the term ‘arts and health’? Where does it take place? What rationale is it based on? Where did it come from? What are the particular challenges?

Arts and health is a growing field of work in Ireland based on partnerships between the arts and health sectors. It is a diverse practice encompassing environmental enhancement and participatory/ collaborative arts and is interpreted through a range of creative approaches depending on artists, artforms, healthcare contexts and needs of participants/audience.

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust will host a half day introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about this field. The workshop will introduce participants to some of the nuts and bolts of arts and health work, present best practice principles, via a range of examples of work and open up a discussion on some of the complexities relating to this field.

Please note this workshop is Category 1 approved by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann. Continuing Education Units: 4.5

The workshop will be facilitated by Mary Grehan, Arts Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Claire Meaney, Assistant Arts Director and Mary Prendergast, Musician and Registered General and ID Nurse.

Please phone 051-842664 or email WHAT@hse.ie to reserve your place.

Deadline for booking is Friday 20 September 2013.

Admission €5. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee will be provided.

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