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National Arts in Nursing Homes Day – 21 May 2021

Date posted: 15 May 2021

The inaugural National Arts in Nursing Homes Day is taking place on Friday 21 May as part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival 2021. In partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland, nursing homes across the country are hosting special events to promote the role of art in supporting nursing home residents. Read More

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Mapping Arts and Health in Ireland – New report shows six-fold increase in activity since 2001

Date posted: 13 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought increased awareness of the importance of the arts in supporting personal and community wellbeing. The members of Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) have been delivering arts experiences to health service users in the Republic of Ireland for almost two decades and as such promote the relationship between arts, creativity and wellbeing. Read More

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We’ll be Back – A new song for International Nurses Day

Date posted: 8 May 2021

On Wednesday 12 May, International Nurses Day, Arts for Health Partnership Programme will be releasing a new song, ‘We’ll be Back’. This moving tribute, with lyrics written by day care centre healthcare staff from across West Cork and a melody written and performed by musician Liz Clark and staff nurse Paula O’Brien, sends a message of hope to all older people staying safe at home.  Read More

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Waterford Healing Arts Trust announces Artist in Residence for 2021 at University Hospital Waterford

Date posted: 2 May 2021

Image shown: Joe Brennan, WHAT Artist in Residence 2021 at University Hospital Waterford. Photo credit: Barbara Flynn.

Storyteller Joe Brennan has been selected as Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s Artist in Residence for 2021 at University Hospital Waterford. Under the project title Telling Tales, Joe will work with staff at UHW for six months, offering opportunities to experience oral storytelling in different ways. The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council. Read More

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Surviving or Thriving? Podcast series and resources for the arts sector

Date posted: 30 April 2021

Waterford Healing Arts Trust in partnership with the Arts Council hosted an online series of panel discussions and workshops in March and April 2021 exploring the personal and professional impact of Covid-19 on the arts sector. Surviving or Thriving? aims to strengthen resilience, restore confidence and promote connectedness amongst artists and arts workers.  Read More

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