Image shown: Mrs. Sabina Higgins opens the OFFSET exhibition at University Hospital Galway. Photo credit: Andrew Downes.

Mrs. Sabina Higgins opens the OFFSET exhibition at University Hospital Galway in 2019. Photo credit: Andrew Downes.

Saolta Arts is currently accepting proposals for its 2024 – 2025 visual arts exhibition programme at University Hospital Galway. Group proposals are welcome.

The Arts Corridor hosts a rolling programme of exhibitions. Through open call and invitation, Saolta Arts provides opportunities for artists at all stages, including local community groups and early career artists, to showcase their work in their first solo shows. More established artists have been able to reach a wider audience through long-standing partnerships with Galway International Arts Festival and TULCA Festival of Visual Art.

As part of the exhibition programme, Saolta Arts is also interested in artists and curators who wish to engage audiences by including artist talks, workshops and other participative events during the exhibition.

When submitting a proposal, artists and curators should consider that Saolta Arts programmes work for an acute hospital setting with vulnerable people and this will be considered when selecting exhibitions.

All proposals will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Suitability for the hospital environment and hospital audience
  • Artistic merit
  • Fulfilment of the aims and objectives of Saolta Arts
  • Feasibility

Interested artists/curators can apply through the following link:

Deadline for applications: Friday 29 March 2024.

Further enquiries to Margaret Flannery:  or telephone 091 544979.

Saolta Arts

Saolta Arts runs the west of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programme as a means of improving the hospital experience for patients, staff and visitors. Saolta Arts believes access to the arts promotes well-being and enhances the hospital environment. Since 2003 we have provided a multi-disciplinary programme of events and activities, including exhibitions, participative workshops, music, theatre and poetry.


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