Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 continues on Wednesday 21 April with Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, in conversation with Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership. This discussion will explore the theme of cultural leadership including its role within the field of arts and health. 

This is a lunchtime conversation (1-2pm), taking place online via Zoom. The conversation is free to attend but advance registration is essential. Details on how to register and further information about the conversation will be published on in late March.

Moira Sinclair 
Moira is Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Their vision is for a just society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. In 2018/2019, PHF made £37m grants in the arts, in cultural education, in migration and integration, and in giving young people voice.

Moira is Chair of Clore Leadership, Chair of East London Dance and Vice Chair of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Board. She is also a member of the British Library Advisory Council and the Investment Committee for the Arts & Culture Impact Fund.

Previously, she worked for Arts Council England and Vital Arts, an arts and health charity, after stints in local government and theatre and production management. A graduate of Manchester University where she studied drama, Moira became a Clore Fellow in 2004/05.

Gráinne Hope
Professional cellist Gráinne Hope is the founder, Artistic Director and lead trainer with Kids’ Classics, Ireland’s leading music in healthcare organisationFollowing graduate studies in the US, Gráinne qualified as a trainer of musicians in healthcare through an EU programme partnership with Music Network (Ireland), led by Musique et Santé, France. She went on to set up Kids’ Classics to provide training and mentoring to professional musicians and healthcare professionals. Through this work, Gráinne designs and manages music programmes in healthcare settings nationally in partnership with the National Concert Hall and County Council Arts Offices.

Gráinne was awarded a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellowship (Wellcome Trust award) in 2018/2019 and is currently an Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity College Dublin.

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 is produced by and funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


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