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Dance and Older People – Pilot Mentoring Programme for Artists

Date posted: 8 May 2021

Image shown: Raise the Floor, A Dance & Older People Pilot Mentoring Programme. Photo credit: Jonathan Stokes.

As part of a continuing partnership supporting professional development for dance artists working with older people, Age & Opportunity and Dance Ireland are piloting Raise the Floor, a programme for professional development in this field. Read More


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


Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund – Second round announced

Date posted: 6 May 2021

Image shown: Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett with Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Event documentation, photo by Marie Brett.

The second round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, is open for applications. The all-island Fund will provide a total of €1 million in arts funding over three years, awarded to projects that are adapting due to the pandemic, or are inspired by and responding to our recovery.  Read More


In Conversation

Public Art in Healthcare: Claire Meaney in conversation with George O’Neill and Conall Cary

Date posted: 5 May 2021

Image shown: Image shown: Per Cent for Art commission for Waterford Residential Care Centre, 2020, etched and laser cut brass, designed and created by Conall Cary with Peter McMorris. 

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 continues on Tuesday 25 May with Claire Meaney, Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, in conversation with George O’Neill, Project Manager for HSE Estates in the South East, and artist Conall Cary. This discussion will explore the joys and challenges of Per Cent for Art Scheme commissioning in healthcare settings. Read More

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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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