Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Literature Bursary Award Information Clinic hosted by Munster Literature Centre
Places Matter Conference: creating diverse participation in the arts 28 March 2019 – Save the date
Arts Council seeks Per Cent for Art adviser
Grants and Awards
The Liam O’Flynn Award - Closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 17 January 2019
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
Ireland Chair of Poetry Student Prize and Travel Award
Arts Council announces Anthony Cronin Award 2019
News from the community
Nollaig na mBan 2019
Jack Harte Bursary Award 2019 winner announced
Waterford Healing Arts Trust opens call for Artist in Residence 2019
Creative Europe Desk
A round up of events in 2018
Waterford Healing Arts Trust opens call for Artist in Residence 2019

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has issued an open call to artists of all arts disciplines to apply to be Artist in Residence at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in 2019.  The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 7 February 2019. The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council.  Further details are available from http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com/waterford-healing-arts-trust-opens-call-for-artist-in-residence-2019/ or (051) 842664. 

The WHAT Artist in Residence programme is a means of engaging patients in contemporary arts practice and an opportunity for artists to develop their professional practice within an acute hospital context.  The main focus of the residency will be the artist’s engagement with patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences. The successful artist will receive a studio space for a six month period in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, artist fee and support from WHAT staff.                                                                                                                                                   

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Tuesday, 29 January at 2pm. Please phone 051 842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie no later than 25th January to book your place. Applicants must be available for interview the week beginning 18 February 2019.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation.  Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings.  WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT also supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website www.artsandhealth.ie