Cavan County Council in partnership with Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre will facilitate Cavan visual artist Kim Doherty to spend four weeks working at the Uillinn Arts and Health Residency in 2017. Kim is an experienced arts facilitator and has worked in healthcare, school and early years contexts.  

For a number of years Kim has run her own programme entitled the “Inner Artist”. This programme provides participants with a safe environment for creativity to flourish. It is delivered over six modules using particular themes to evoke an artistic response. The focus is purely on expression and not aesthetic value.

As part of her residency in West Cork, the artist will explore and develop her own practice and focus on finding her own voice and clarity in her work choosing a specific medium to work in. This is particularly important for her at this time as she continues her studies on a three year Art Therapy M.A. programme and her extensive community-based practice.

The artist will have an opportunity to learn about the work that is taking place in Skibbereen and West Cork and witness the many complexities and differences of approach that the artists working in the various healthcare settings adopt.

Further details on Uillinn can be found at

This arts and health bursary is made possible by the support of the Arts Council to Cavan County Council.


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