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Volcano Days in the Writing Room by Sylvia Cullen

Date posted: 5 May 2021

Image shown: Publications & CD by KTAC Writers Group, edited by Sylvia Cullen.

Writer Sylvia Cullen was awarded an artsandhealth.ie artist bursary in 2020 to reflect on her 14-year creative writing residency at Killagoley Training & Activation Centre (KTAC) in Enniscorthy, a training centre for adults with mental health conditions. Developing an artistic relationship with participants over this many years, a rarity in arts and health practice, has led to compelling insights and a rich body of artistic work, now captured in Sylvia’s audio reflection, Volcano Days in the Writing Room. Read More

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artsandhealth.ie artist bursary 2021: reflecting on participatory arts and health practice

Date posted: 22 April 2021

The artsandhealth.ie artist bursary 2021 is now open for applications. This bursary is being offered to artists working in participatory arts and health contexts to reflect on their practice. Read More

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Save the Date: Gráinne Hope in conversation with Moira Sinclair – Arts, Health and Cultural Leadership

Date posted: 2 March 2021

Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 continues on Wednesday 21 April with Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, in conversation with Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership. This discussion will explore the theme of cultural leadership including its role within the field of arts and health.  Read More

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Dance and Health: Reflections on Empowerment and Transformation by Helga Deasy

Date posted: 27 February 2021

Image shown: Fuse Arts & Health Programme, MusicAlive. Photo credit: Clare Keogh.

Dance artist and choreographer Helga Deasy was awarded an artsandhealth.ie artist bursary in 2020 to reflect on and interrogate her model for an empowering dance practice, specifically its applicability to her experience of working as a dancer in hospitals and care homes. Helga’s philosophy and participatory approach have now been captured in the short publication ‘Dance and Health: Reflections on Empowerment and Transformation’. Read More

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In Conversation: Tess Leak and Sarah Cairns – New Pathways to Connect

Date posted: 6 January 2021

Image shown: Stories from the Well-Field: Tess Leak, artist, and Sarah Cairns, Activities Co-ordinator

We are delighted to announce a new bi-monthly online conversation series beginning this January. Arts practitioners and healthcare professionals will provide in-depth insights into arts and health projects and discuss hot button topics including the possibilities and challenges of working in a shifting health landscape.  Read More

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