Case Studies (9 results)
Freedom to Fly | Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People
Freedom to Fly, hosted by MusicAlive, is an interdisciplinary, participatory project that engages older people in collaboration with Helga Deasy (choreographer and dancer) and Susan McManamon (musician and choir leader).
The Museum of Song Postal Project
The Museum of Song is a song collecting project, co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley, that is delivered via the postal service. Part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork, it was adapted in response to the isolation of older residents in community hospitals during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Summer Stars online art programme
Teenagers with cystic fibrosis face barriers when it comes to connecting and conversing with each other: due to cross-infection issues, they cannot be in the same physical space. Helium Arts established the Summer Stars online art programme in spring 2019 to support these connections and create a space for the development of creative skills.
Le Pont des Arts (The Bridge of Arts)
Le Pont des Arts is a non-profit artistic company working in the paediatric departments of Brussels’ main hospitals. For 21 years, six artists (currently a singer, a musician, a dancer, a storyteller, a juggler and a visual artist) have been performing weekly in children’s rooms.
Stories from the Well-Field
Stories from the Well-Field is an interactive performance created by a group of residents in St. Joseph’s Unit, Bantry General Hospital in collaboration with artist Tess Leak, puppeteer Eoin Lynch and composer Justin Grounds.
Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing
Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing in Waterford celebrates the health benefits of participation in the arts and features a programme of free, fun, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages, across all artforms.
Tiny, Kind Gestures
Designer Orlagh O’Brien and artist Tess Leak, who work collaboratively as Haiku Island Press, facilitated a poetry and book-making project in the Department of Renal Medicine, Cork University Hospital in 2016.
Poems for Patience
Poems for Patience is an annual anthology of poetry by Irish and international poets displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway and disseminated throughout the waiting area networks of Galway’s public hospitals.
An Integrated Creative Arts Service at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
The Creative Arts Service is a fully integrated ongoing core service at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow. It currently runs four days per week and is delivered by three graduate artists and a creative writer, all experienced in arts and health practice.
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St Luke’s General Hospital
St Luke's General Hospital is an acute hospital in Kilkenny City which provides acute healthcare services to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny.
Wexford General Hospital
Activities include: Artist in Residence programme Art exhibitions A Menu of Poems: an annual initiative bringing poetry to all patients in hospital to celebrate National Poetry Day Hospital Choir .
National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital
Our mission is ‘to provide a creative arts and health programme specific to patient, staff and healthcare department needs; that improves the hospital experience by making arts accessible to all.
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OURSELVES: A Nurse Poet Bears Witness
Most of the poems from my first collection of poetry, OURSELVES, come from vivid memories of my first years in nurse training: the shock and drama of illness; the strengths and weaknesses of those I worked alongside, and bearing witness to the vulnerabilities and suffering of patients.
Novelist and short story writer Meaghan Delahunt reflects on her work at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. She highlights the importance of creative writing in palliative care and how it's never too late for any of us to explore our full potential.
Opening the Box
Poet Paula Meehan reflects on a time of healing in her life when the excitement and mystery of art transcended the daily process of craft.
In Writing: finding a way through illness
Writer Lia Mills tells us how the notebooks she kept as a cancer patient helped her retain a sense of self during her treatment and led to a positive shift in her relationship with her artform.
Crossword – a patient’s reflection on the WHAT arts programme in the WRH Dialysis Unit
Johanna Tanner is a Dialysis patient in Waterford Regional Hospital who has been participating in the Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s arts programme since 2008. Here she talks about her experience.
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In Conversation: Tess Leak and Sarah Cairns – New Pathways to Connect
Artist Tess Leak and Activities Director Sarah Cairns from Bantry General Hospital explore the learning from the remote delivery of The Museum of Song Postal Project.
Stories from the Well-Field
Artist Tess Leak collaborated with a group of residents in St. Joseph’s Unit, Bantry General Hospital, puppeteer Eoin Lynch and composer Justin Grounds to create Stories from the Well-Field, bringing to life residents' poems about enduring childhood friendships. Awarded the 2018 artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary.
Hospital Voices is a choral work created by composer Eric Sweeney and poet Edward Denniston to mark the 25th anniversary year of Waterford Healing Arts Trust.
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ReStorying Ageing: Older Women and Life Writing
ReStorying Ageing is a one-day webinar bringing together researchers, writers and the public to explore the diversity of women's experiences as part of Bealtaine Festival 2022.
Over 10,000 patients and staff in Irish hospitals to receive ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day Ireland
To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 28 April, a Menu of Poems will be distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.