Michael Lomon, animation response to stories from the IHF artist residency programme.

Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) invites applicants for a free training programme exploring the many roles of arts and culture in contemporary dying, grief and bereavement. The programme will run throughout May 2024, in person at weekends and online in the evenings.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will gain an awareness of IHF’s work, contemporary understanding of Grief, Loss and Bereavement, existing supports and resources in Ireland, current issues and concerns, the roles and functions of creative work, an appreciation of what different art forms may offer, self-care and work practices, an awareness of the requirements of working creatively in hospitals and community.

The course will use talks, case studies and interactive sessions. It will take place in person and online: four full days and four online evening sessions. Developing an outline of a personal project will form part of your learning. Learning packs and reading materials will be made available.

Who This is For
Professionals in the arts and health who work with, or are interested in working with, people who have experienced loss.

Registration and Costs
This is a prototype programme. Attendance is FREE. However, capacity is limited so acceptance to the course is by application and selection. All applicants are expected to contribute fully to an evaluation process. Applicants need to attend all sessions.

We offer successful applicants a bursary of up to €500 towards incidental costs (travel, accommodation). Catering is provided during the in-person sessions.

Schedule – In Person x Four Full Days 

  • Saturday 4 May – 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday 5 May – 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday 25 May – 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday 26 May  – 10.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:  Morrison Chambers, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Schedule – Online x Four Evenings

  • Monday 6 May – exact time tbc
  • Monday 13 May – exact time tbc
  • Monday 20 May – exact time tbc
  • Monday 27 May – exact time tbc

To Apply
Register your interest through the Form here
Contact the number or email below if you find completing forms complicated. 

Applications close on Friday 26 April at 5pm.
Notification will be given on Monday 29 April before COB.

Further information: 
(01) 679 3188



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