Arts + Health Check Up Check In, an annual gathering for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and all those interested in arts and health, took place online over three mornings in November 2020. Dr Jenny Elliott, Artistic Director of Arts Care, contemporary dance choreographer and healthcare professional, delivered the keynote address on 23 November: ‘Why artistic risk-taking, creativity and wellbeing are vital components of transforming contemporary healthcare culture.’

The session was chaired by Justine Foster, Programme Manager Education and Community at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre and Chair of ACHI (Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland) and featured music by Leah Clarke.

Check Up Check In 2020 is organised by / Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, with local partner Fingal County Council Arts Office, and is funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


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