The Bealtaine Festival has created an opportunity for a visual artist to engage with a care setting and its residents over four months, developing specific skills in relation to working in arts and health settings. Bealtaine, working with Azure, Creative Exchanges and in association with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) have developed this artist’s residency within a care setting that specialises in caring for older people with dementia. The deadline for applications is 25 April 2017. 

The residency will be based at Orchard Day Care, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The focus will be the artist’s engagement with the residents through participatory / collaborative arts experiences while also supporting the artist’s professional development through mentoring and guidance from experienced practitioners.

The successful artist will receive a studio space for a four-month period in the care setting, a bursary and materials budget, along with support from Bealtaine & Creative Exchanges. The artist will also receive 1-2 mentoring sessions with WHAT and a more experienced artist.

For further information and to view the application process see:


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