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Archive for April 2020


Art Responds: engaging healthcare communities in a time of corona

Date posted: 19 April 2020

Image shown: Museum of Song Postal Project, Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley, Arts for Health West Cork.

Since the introduction of Covid 19-related restrictions in March, arts and health practitioners in Ireland have been developing new ways of connecting with health service users, healthcare staff and members of the public who may be particularly vulnerable to isolation and loneliness at this time. This page brings together some of these innovations and new initiatives are added as they come onstream.   Read More


Singing for the Brain: Online initiative now opening up to the public

Date posted: 19 April 2020

Image shown: Singing for the Brain, Day Care Centre Rathealy Road Group,  Fermoy 2017.

Singing for the Brain is a HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare supported initiative, now consisting of seven groups across Cork City and County (Mallow, Fermoy, Youghal, Mitchelstown, Bandon, Farranree, Mayfield). The programme was conceived by musical facilitator Fiona Flavin and first piloted by the Crystal Project in Mallow in 2015.  Read More

Covid Chronicles

Covid Chronicles: living inside by Eszter Némethi

Date posted: 19 April 2020

Image shown: Making friends with a cat. Photo credit: Eszter Nemethi.

Hungarian theatre maker Eszter Némethi, isolating alone in Brussels, reflects on personal and collective pains in the time of corona and the awakening of other senses in the absence of human touch.  Read More

Poetry Prescriptions

Poetry Prescriptions: A Dying Race by Andrew Motion

Date posted: 17 April 2020

Image shown: Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. Photo credit: Mary Grehan.

This week’s poem, ‘A Dying Race’ by Andrew Motion, has been chosen by Mary Grehan, Arts in Health Curator for Children’s Health Ireland. Read More


Vacancy: Art and Ageing Curator at IMMA

Date posted: 17 April 2020

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is seeking a Curator: Art and Ageing in a full time / permanent role. The purpose of this role is to continue to create the potential for more interventions for people living with dementia and to embed practice in IMMA programmes through adopting an action research model. Read More

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