Friday 28 August 2015, 9.30am – 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

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 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 14 August 2015. Please reserve your place at

For more information on the work of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust phone 051-842264 or see and


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