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Art Connects Mental Health: A Time to Breathe

Date posted: 29 July 2021

Art Connects Mental Health: A Time to Breathe is a two-year European wide transnational partnership project that provides education, training and awareness-raising at national and European levels using creative processes to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing with young people. Read More


WHO project explores sustainable strategies for integrating the arts within the health sector

Date posted: 6 July 2021

WHO/Europe and the Nordic Culture Fund are partnering on a project to explore effective and sustainable strategies for integrating arts and culture into the wider healthcare sector. Led by WHO/Europe’s flagship unit on behavioural and cultural insights for health, the project will bring together academics, artists, cultural institutions, healthcare practitioners and policymakers from different countries. Read More


Creativity & Change: Applications open for 2021/22

Date posted: 15 June 2021

Image shown: Creativity & Change, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design.

The Creativity & Change programme, based at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, is about creativity and its power to ignite empathy, passion and learning about our world. It is about imagining more just and viable ways to live and to connect with how we think, live, and act and explore how we can live as connected global citizens, part of the changes we want to see.
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Can You See What I See? Exploring the person with dementia in new book by artist Caroline Hyland

Date posted: 15 June 2021

Can You See What I See? Book launch at Tallaght University Hospital with artist Caroline Hyland and Professor Desmond O'Neill.

Around 64,000 people in Ireland are currently living with dementia, while many thousands more provide support to loved ones, primarily at home. Inspired by the effect dementia had on her relationship with her own grandmother, and wishing to face her own personal fears, illustrator and arts & health practitioner Caroline Hyland has produced Can You See What I See?, a publication designed to encourage a focus on the individual living with dementia, rather than on the dementia itself. Read More


Brightening Air: The Ballad of a Care Centre

Date posted: 9 June 2021

Image shown: Ballad of a Day Care Centre by John Conway for Brightening Air.

Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is a ten day, nationwide season of arts experiences running from 11-20 June 2021, led by the Arts Council and funded by the Government of Ireland. The programme includes The Ballad of a Care Centre, a site-specific theatre work delivered via live performance and virtual reality to previous clients of Naas Day Care Centre.  Read More

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