New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched , the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

The website has been developed by Create and WHAT and was initiated and funded by the Irish Arts Council, as part of its new Arts and Health Policy and Strategy published at the end of 2010.

The website contains a range of news and resources, including a directory of projects and articles by patients and artists as well as healthcare staff. The website will be a centralised resource to assist the sustainable development of the Arts and Health sector in Ireland.