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Songlines brought together artists and people living with dementia and cognitive impairment to discuss favourite poems and songs in four care settings in Waterford and Wexford. A series of workshops in 2023 drew out memories, and resulted in the creation of new work, which was performed by artists, residents, and staff at celebratory live performances as part of Festival in a Van.
6 February, 2024
Creative Carers in West Cork
Creative Carers is a community-based strand of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme in West Cork, initiated in 2022. The programme creates access to engage with the arts for and with family carers, taking place at carers' homes, in arts spaces and in community settings across the region.
2 January, 2024
Music Exploration Programme at Wexford Mental Health Association
Exploring the role of music in mental health recovery for individuals attending community mental health services and those in residential settings in County Wexford, the programme is funded as part of the Arts Ability Programme, a partnership with the HSE Mental Health Services and Wexford County Council Arts Department.
18 December, 2023
Participatory artist and maker Ciara Harrison worked with a group of young people who access the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Waterford. During the summer of 2022, they embroidered, painted, wrote, and explored many different craft and artistic mediums together.
28 November, 2023
From the Birches to What’s the Story?
Visual artist Rozzi Kennedy began collaborating with older people in County Louth care settings in 2019 as part of a sequence of An Táin Arts Centre outreach projects. The projects were adapted throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with changing government guidelines, and further developed after restrictions lifted.
9 October, 2023
Bridging the Imagination
Visual artist Sharon Dipity collaborated with a group of older people in Skibbereen Community Hospital in 2022 to explore task-based performance art around the theme of bridges, supported by an Arts Council Agility Award. The award afforded Sharon vital time for experimentation as part of sustaining creativity in long-term participatory practice.
1 September, 2023
Reimagine UHL, a project funded by the Irish Architecture Foundation Reimagine Programme, connected a design, architecture & engagement team led by Drake Hourigan Architects with the staff of University Hospital Limerick in 2022. The project explored the potential of the outdoor spaces of the hospital campus to offer support to staff in their working environment.
2 August, 2023
Aoife’s Clown Doctors Spreading Smiles
Aoife’s Clown Doctors are based on the original Patch Adams, a doctor who found humour to be an integral part of children's wellbeing in hospital. Today our clown doctors are professional actors trained to work in healthcare settings, carrying out clown rounds in CHI Crumlin, CHI Temple Street and University Hospital Galway.
6 July, 2023
I brought the dream of flying
I brought the dream of flying was an exhibition by artists Corina Duyn and Caroline Schofield which featured work created in response to Corina’s move into full-time nursing home care. Working together for 18 months, the artists developed a new methodology which enabled Corina to continue making art in the face of her increasing disability.
1 June, 2023
Dance Bualadh Bos
Dance Bualadh Bos is a creative performance project, led by dance artists Ailish Claffey and Philippa Donnellan, and developed for and with older age communities in County Kildare. The project culminated in the creation of an original dance performance, presented privately to participants and to public audiences.
14 May, 2023
Artist in Residence at the Mater Hospital
In 2019 Navin Hyder was invited to be the first artist-in-residence at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. Hyder’s interest in oncology, in particular cancer operations, led her to the hospital’s operating theatres. Over a two-year period, she developed a large body of work consisting mainly of drawings of live procedures.
1 April, 2023
Young Music Graduates Introduction to Music in Healthcare Project
The Music in Healthcare Young Graduates project was developed by Music & Health Ireland, the leading Irish training organisation in the field. The project connects recently graduated musicians to training and mentorship, new skill sets, competences and professional best practice in the field of Arts & Health.
1 March, 2023