The Localise project investigated the study trip as model of research, education and practice in vocational training for culture animation and community work.

Pictures at an Exhibition: Art meets the Science of Alzheimer’s Seminar, Dublin – 28 November

Pictures at an Exhibition: Art meets the Science of Alzheimer’s is a programme of projects, culminating in a seminar, exploring the experience of dementia and the arts.

Composer Ian Wilson and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) were in residence in the Age Related Health Care Unit at Tallaght Hospital for three months. Visual artist Lucia Barnes also completed a residency earlier this year where she worked with people with dementia and their family carers and created work in collaboration with them.

Link between creativity and mental illness

A new study released by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has found that people in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population, there being a particularly salient connection between writing and

The use of Structural Funds for Cultural Projects

Commissioned by the European Parliament, this study considers the importance of Structural Funds (SFs) in European cities, regions and countries developing their economy and improving their social fabric through culture.

Reignite the Spark

A snapshot of an Arts and Health Partnership 2007-2011

The Health Service Executive, Health Promotion Service, Dublin South East / Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council present a snapshot of an Arts and Health Partnership from 2007-2011, told from all perspectives.

Advance notification of tender opportunity – Arts Ability, Wexford County

During the second half of 2012 Wexford County Council will invite tenders from suitable, qualified and experienced individuals and/or companies to deliver a number of services, including the Arts Ability Service. Arts Ability focuses on celebrating the artistic and creative imagination of people who experience mental health problems and/or intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities.

Two Suitcases: short film screening, Dublin – 10 August

Two Suitcases is a short film based on Ben Murnane’s experiences of living with Fanconi Anaemia, a rare genetic disease in which the bone marrow stops working properly. Two Suitcases focuses on the important role creativity played in Ben’s life during his teenage years. Ben’s story was filmed by teenagers with the support of artists and film students as part of the Two Suitcases Project and will be screened in The Digital Hub, Dublin on 10 August 2012.

To learn more about the Two Suitcases Project visit w:

Exploring Identity, Antwerp, Belgium – 7&8 September

Exploring identity through the creative arts and training in tools that can be used in your own practice. Aimed at creative arts therapists and practitioners.


Short and Longer Term Effects of Musical Intervention in Severe Alzheimer's Disease

This study examined short and longer term effects of musical and cooking interventions on emotional wellbeing of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients.

New Website for European Reminiscence Network project

Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training for people with dementia and their family carers” (RTRT) involved partners in 10 EU countries.


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