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Links provide current online information on arts and health organisations, projects and research.

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Arts Council The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts.
Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) An Arts and Health organisation based in the WHAT Centre for Arts & Health in the grounds of University Hospital Waterford.
CREATE Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts and has supported the development of arts in healthcare initiatives.
Arts and Disabilty Ireland Arts and Disabilty Ireland (ADI) is the national development and resource organisation for arts and disability.
National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital aims to improve the hospital experience for patients and visitors, to build positive links with the local community and to make the arts accessible to patients who cannot access traditional venues.
Arts for Health West Cork Arts for Health partnership programme has provided an arts programme for older people in healthcare settings since 2005. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health is delivered by a team of professional artists from different disciplines.
National Concert Hall The National Concert Hall recognises the need to extend its work to health organisations, hospitals, day care centres and disability organisations bringing the enjoyment of listening to and performing music into the wider community.
Arts Care Northern Ireland Arts Care’s mission is to promote and coordinate the development of arts provision in healthcare settings throughout Northern Ireland for the benefit of patients, clients, residents, staff and visitors.
Arts + Minds Arts + Minds is a Health Service Executive (HSE) arts and mental health programme based in Cork. It is a mental health staff led initiative supported through the HSE Cork Arts and Health Programme.
Helium Arts Helium Arts is the national children's arts and health organisation giving a creative voice to children and teenagers living with illness through participatory arts programmes.
Arts and Health Research Cluster The Arts and Health research cluster is based at the the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick. The cluster is led by Dr Hilary Moss and facilitates collaborative research between arts and health disciplines.
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Arts Access Australia Arts Access Australia works to increase access and participation in the arts for the one in five Australians with a disability.
Arts Care Wales Arts Care Gofal Celf, Wales, facilitates high quality arts training and activities for disadvantaged people and those who support them.
Arts for Health Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University
Lime Lime is an arts organisation that uses creative activity to impact on individual health, bringing culture and the arts into Greater Manchester’s healthcare system.
London Arts and Health Forum London Arts in Health Forum is a membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally.
Music Mind Spirit Trust A UK-based organisation dedicated to the role of music in leadership, learning and wellbeing.
Musique & Santé Based in the South of France (formerly in Paris), Musique & Santé is a non-profit organisation advocating and working for the development of live music in hospitals and institutions for the disabled throughout France.
Centre for Arts in Medicine (AIM) at the University of Florida The Centre for Arts in Medicine has been engaged in advancing the field of arts and health through education, research, and outreach, both in the US and abroad, since 1996. The website includes a research database of over 1,000 articles.
Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN) The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN) was established in the UK in 2017 to bring together early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. If you are a graduate student, a researcher within eight years of receiving your PhD or an early-career professional working in research or evaluation, you can join for free.
Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is based in Canterbury Christ Church University. The Centre is committed to researching the potential value of music, and other participative arts activities, in the promotion of wellbeing and health of individuals and communities, and continues to build the case for Singing on Prescription.
Repository for Arts and Health Resources (UK) This site is for anyone interested in the field of arts, health and wellbeing, but particularly academics and researchers; policy-makers in central and local government; health and social care managers, and creative arts professionals engaged directly in using their artistic skills in healthcare and community settings to support health and wellbeing.
Le Pont des Arts Le Pont des Arts in Belgium is a multi-disciplinary children's arts and health organisation. Founded in 1992, six artists trained in the disciplines of music, singing, storytelling, dance, visual arts and circus, operate in the pediatric departments of hospitals in the Brussels Region.
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is an alliance of cultural organisations from across England dedicated to developing and promoting the role of arts and culture in supporting health and wellbeing.
Te Ora Auaha: Creative Wellbeing Alliance, New Zealand New Zealand's national alliance for the arts, health and wellbeing, comprised of artists, researchers, policymakers and arts, education, health and community organisations.
Be Extra Be Extra is a Centre for Wellbeing in the Arts run by artists and creatives in the UK. A non-profit organisation founded in 2020, Be Extra provides support for those working in, or who hope to enter, creative fields. The centre promotes self-care through creativity and provides courses to support the unique struggles of those within creative industries.


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Dialogue Arts + Health Dialogue Arts + Health aimed to bring together artists experienced or interested in developing contemporary art projects in healthcare settings through peer-to-peer Dialogue Sessions in Ireland.
Music for Health Run by the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, this blog shares information on music programmes and events in hospitals and healthcare settings led by musicians from Music for Health.

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