Image shown Art Kart in University Hospital Waterford. Photo by Hugh O'Brein Moran

Friday 7 November 2014, 10am – 5pm in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, University Hospital Waterford

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? Are you interested in finding out more?

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust will host this introductory workshop to arts and health for anyone wanting to learn more about this field. Please note this workshop is Category 1 approved by Bord Altranis agus Cnáimseachais na hÉireann. Continuing Education Units: 4.5.

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.

This introductory workshop is designed 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.

The cost of attendance is €20 and includes lunch and resources. The deadline for booking and payment is Friday 24 October 2014. Please phone 051-842664 or email to reserve your place.

For more information on the work of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust see and 


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