Evaluation of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust: Call for Expressions of Interest – deadline 27 July

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) one of Ireland’s leading arts and health organisations based in Waterford’s Regional Hospital wishes to commission an independent evaluation with a specific focus on:
• evaluating the capacity of WHAT to sustain its current output and its potential to grow going forward
• reviewing progress made on the delivery on WHAT’s strategy from 2008-2010
• making recommendations for the priorities and focus of the next WHAT strategy 2013-2018

Arts and Health: CPD resource pack now available

This pack is a companion resource to the recent Documenting Arts + Health CPD which took place at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health and was co-hosted by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Create and Visual Artists Ireland.

Contact Seminar, GAIA Museum, Denmark – 13&14 June

Advice & guidance on writing an EU Culture Fund application, network opportunities and creating future partnerships.

This contact seminar is for organisations who are interested in being part of an EU Cultural project and is suitable for those who already have a project idea in mind – but do not know how to get partners, approach the application or are simply seeking inspiration - it is also suitable for those who are new to the field and want to know more.

World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations

Commissioned by the United Nations Conference on Happiness, published by the Earth Institute at Columbia University and edited by Jeffrey Sachs.

WHAT Call for Healing Sounds Panel 2012/13

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is inviting expressions of interest from soloists and established music ensembles to join a panel of musicians for its Healing Sounds programme from July 2012 for one year. Musicians on the panel will be asked to complete an induction before the new panel commences and will be scheduled to perform in Waterford Regional Hospital up to four times throughout the year.

The Amulet

The Amulet is a collaborative arts and health project creatively exploring the issue of pregnancy and infant loss.

Music Network Seminar, The Wealth of Music & Health, Dublin – 23 May

This day long seminar in music and health will explore the wealth of approaches, experiences and practices of musicians working in healthcare contexts in Ireland and to seek to establish a place within that environment for the expertise accumulated through the Music in Healthcare Settings: Training Trainers Programme (

Research indicates art aids stroke recovery

Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not, according to new research. Patients who appreciated music, painting and theatre recovered better from their stroke than patients who did not.

Call for Papers, Arts–Health–Entrepreneurship - deadline 31 May

Arts-Health-Entrepreneurship is a conference on arts and health projects and practices which will take place on 22-23 October 2012 in Helsinki
This conference will focus on management and entrepreneurship within arts and health projects. What skills and competencies are needed in the field? What does the field offer to arts/cultural operators? How to solve the challenge of funding and financing?

Podcasts of National | Dialogue Arts + Health, Ireland

National | Dialogue Arts + Health was a one-day event that took place in RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin on Tuesday 6 December 2011. It aimed to explore shared outlooks for arts and health practice in Ireland. Podcasts of the event are now available .


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