Waterford Healing Arts Trust invites poets and composers to submit an application (together or individually) to be Artists-in-Residence at University Hospital Waterford for a period of up to six months in 2018.

The WHAT Artist-in-Residence programme, established in 1994, is a means of engaging patients in contemporary arts practice and an opportunity for artists to develop their professional practice within an acute hospital context.

This is the first time Waterford Healing Arts Trust will bring together two art forms under its Artist-in-Residence programme. This exciting new venture is being undertaken as part of the organisation’s 25th anniversary celebrations. As such, the purpose of the residency will be two-fold:

  • to collaborate with patients in University Hospital Waterford
  • to create new works – poetry and music – to include a new choral work, inspired and informed by these collaborations and experiences, which will form part of the permanent legacy of the 25th anniversary celebrations

Applications can be made in one of two ways:

  • A joint application by a poet and a composer who will work together for the period of the residency
  • Individual applications by poets/composers who are agreeable to being introduced to their counterpart by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, and to work together for the period of the residency

Download the application form here: www.artsandhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Call-for-WHAT-Composer-Poet-in-residence-2018-fnl.pdf

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 12 April 2018.

Please contact WHAT at 051 842664 / WHAT@hse.ie if you have specific queries.

This residency is funded by the Arts Council.



Sign up to our e-bulletin to keep up to date with the latest news and opportunities.