Arts for Hospice is an exhibition of selected artwork created by Northern Ireland Hospice adult service users. The exhibition will open at the Old School House Café (Arts Care Gallery Space) in Belfast on 5 April 2017.
Arts for Hospice has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Arts and Older People’s Programme and Arts Care’s Artist in Residence Programme. Arts Care has been in residence at Hospice since 2007, steadily growing the culture of arts facilitation, participation and engagement within the wider Hospice community. This work was enhanced and expanded further from 2011 to the present day with continued, significant support from the Arts Council.
This programme has helped Hospice develop a wealth of creative opportunities for service users. Participants learn new creative skills, express themselves, and have greater access to a variety of arts activities. For many of the service users, opportunities to be creative and access creative pursuits can be very difficult due to their complex healthcare needs. At Hospice a secure, nurturing environment is provided for participants to try something new and the programme helps to decrease social isolation and improves morale and quality of life.
Arts for Hospice will continue at the Old School House Cafe throughout April and May.
The project is coordinated by Arts Care Artist in Residence, Clare Mc Comish. For further queries email Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org