The CHI Arts in Health programme is seeking expressions of interest from artists / designers / makers / creative collectives to apply to complete a research and development process which will lead to a comprehensive proposal for a permanent artwork for the New Children’s Hospital. A fee of €500.00 will be paid for the development of proposals. Collaboration between art forms is encouraged.

CHI Arts in Health programme
Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) was established in 2019 and saw the children’s hospitals at Temple Street, Tallaght and Crumlin come together as one organisation in preparation for the move to the new children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital Campus in Dublin.

As part of our transition, CHI is developing an Arts Programme for the new children’s hospital and paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre that aims to place arts, creativity and imagination at the heart of the child’s and young person’s experience of our settings. Our work is based on creative collaboration with children and young people, our healthcare partners, and professional artists across all art forms.

As part of this work and in response to the upcoming move to the new hospital, the CHI Arts in Health Programme worked with staff across the three CHI hospital sites on a project called Treasure Chest.

Project Brief
Download the brief for the Treasure Chest Icons Project here:

Application process
Artists / designers / makers / creative collectives at any stage of their career are invited to express their interest in being considered by submitting the following:

  1. A completed application form:
  2. Brief overview of your relevant experience and approach to the project (no more than 300 words or hyperlink to 1-minute video or audio recording)
  3. Images /hyperlinks of relevant previous work including date of projects (no more than 5 examples). All images should be concisely captioned.
  4. Your CV(s)

The closing date for receipt of the Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is 12 noon Monday 4 September 2023 via email to


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