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Archive for May 2018


Creative Ireland 2018/19 funding

Date posted: 21 May 2018

A culture-based wellbeing initiative, the Creative Ireland Programme is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. Grants of €10,000 to €70,000* are available to individuals, organisations, community groups, colleges and cultural institutions, amongst others, from an overall fund of €500,000 for this year. Three themes have been identified as areas of priority for the scheme: Individual and Collective Wellbeing, Innovation and Connecting Communities.  Read More


Mind Reading: The Role of Narrative in Physical and Mental Health and the Experience of Illness

Date posted: 20 May 2018

Mind Reading: The Role of Narrative in Physical and Mental Health and the Experience of Illness is a two-day programme of talks and workshops taking place on 18-19 June 2018 at the University of Birmingham. This event is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, UCD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Diseases of Modern Life and Constructing Scientific Communities Projects at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Read More


Therapeutic harp with Jayne Demakos: programme of Irish events

Date posted: 16 May 2018

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Jayne Demakos is a US-based certified therapeutic harp practitioner with a special interest in music for the dying. Jayne will give a series of workshops and talks in locations across Ireland from 31 May to 7 June 2018.  Read More


MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health (UK)

Date posted: 16 May 2018

Applications are currently open for a new MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health offered by Queen Mary University of London and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Centre for Psychiatry. This MSc reflects critically on the ways in which art and performance can be used to investigate and to engage the public with experiences of mental health and the mental health system. Read More


Solos and Notions

Date posted: 7 May 2018

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Solos and Notions is a diverse exploration of creativity by older people in County Offaly. Facilitated and curated by Anam Beo, Offaly’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing organisation, this exhibition includes work by three artists from within healthcare settings: David Boland, Maureen Dunne and John Beesley. Solos and Notions officially opens at Áras an Chontae in Tullamore on 15 May and runs until 8 June 2018 as part of Bealtaine Festival. Read More

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