Arts Participation (for Healthcare Professionals) is a QQI Level 5 accredited course supported by the Arts for Health partnership programme in West Cork. Starting in February 2016, the course sets out to give participants the chance to explore and develop art making with the aim of building the confidence and expertise to work on and support arts projects within healthcare settings.

Participants will experiment with a wide range of materials and ways of working to produce creative work while thinking about the particular needs of care groups. The course content will follow the art making process, from gathering first ideas through to how to best exhibit work.

The course is delivered by artist Toma McCullim. Toma holds a degree in World Art as well as a Masters in Art Process. She is an internationally exhibited artist and has worked on many Arts and Health projects with West Cork Arts Centre and as part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme.

Starting: Wednesday 10th Feb 2016
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Adult Education Centre, St Vincent de Paul Centre, Casement Park, Clonakilty
Duration: 16 weeks
Cost: €100. Free if you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment / medical GP only card.

Contact: Teresa.O’ or call 028 40293 / 0873743022

This project is also supported by the Department of Social Protection through Skibbereen Community Project Ltd. The Arts for Health partnership gratefully acknowledges the local support towards the programme with special thanks to West Cork Older Peoples Network and Friends of the Day Care Centres.

Arts for Health partnership programme is based in West Cork and provides a managed and integrated arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health runs all year round and is delivered by team of professional artists from different disciplines. It takes place in five Community Hospitals, Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit and five Day Care The partners comprise West Cork Arts Centre, Cork County Council, Cork Education & Training Board and the HSE. The HSE is represented through the Cork Arts + Health Programme, the Communications Department, Health Promotion Department, the Nursing Directors of Community Hospitals and the Day Care Centres, West Cork.


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