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Enrollments for Arts Participation (for Healthcare Professionals) level 5 NVQ are now being accepted. This course is part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork . The course sets out to give participants the chance to explore visual arts, develop skills to collaborate with artists and deliver their own projects within healthcare settings. The course will run September in Bantry 2016 and February in Skibbereen 2017.

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

Contact: or call 086 823 9089

Starting: Tuesday evenings (start date TBC Sept 2016)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: St. Goban’s Further Education and Training Centre, Bantry.
Duration: 16 weeks
Cost: €100, Free if you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment / medical GP only card.

Arts for Health Partnership
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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