Programme

10.00: Welcome

  • Vincent Woods, Conference Chair, Poet, Playwright and RTÉ Radio Presenter

10.15: Opening address

  • Mary Cloake, Director, Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

10.30: The Puppet Portal Project - artistic dialogue and creative communication

  • Helene Hugel, Director, Helium
  • Siobhan Clancy, Visual Artist, Puppet Portal Project

The Puppet Portal Project is a puppetry, storytelling and technology project promoting creative communication between children across four hospital communities. It is produced by Helium in partnership with the Centre for Health and Informatics, Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership

10.55: Guidelines for Good Practice

  • Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts in Health, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Durham
  • Mary Robson, Associate for Arts in Health and Education, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Durham

Participatory Arts Practice in Healthcare Contexts – Guidelines for Good Practice is a new piece of research, which was commissioned by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the HSE South Cork Arts and Health Programme

11.15: Q & A - arts participation in healthcare contexts

  • Chair: Vincent Woods
  • Helene Hugel, Director, Helium
  • Siobhan Clancy, Visual Artist, Puppet Portal Project
  • Mike White, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham
  • Mary Robson, Associate for Arts in Health and Education, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Durham

11.30: Break

12.00 - 13.00: Discussion Panels

Architecture and Health

  • Chair: Emmett Scanlon, Architecture Adviser, Arts Council, Director, CAST Architecture
  • Gerry Cahill, Director, Gerry Cahill Architects, Dublin
  • Dara Carroll, Arts and Environment Manager, MCO Projects for Mater Campus Hospital Development
  • Hilary Moss, Arts Officer, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght

The Arts and Medical Humanities

  • Chair: Dr Marc Caball, Director, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland & UCD Graduate School in Arts and Celtic Studies
  • Sheila Grace, Arts Director, St. James’s Hospital
  • Prof Des O’Neill, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght
  • Dr Peter Jordan, former Senior Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology

The Percent for Art Scheme in healthcare contexts

  • Chair: Jenny Haughton, Public Arts Adviser, Arts Council
  • Sarah Finlay,  Arts Consultant
  • Eleanor Masterson, Dept of Health and Children
  • John Tunney, Sean Nós Singer

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Vital Signs exhibition

  • Michelle Browne, Exhibition Curator

14.15: Working in healthcare contexts - artist perspectives

  • Chair: Clíodhna Shaffrey, Curator
  • Kevin O Shanahan, Musician
  • Ríonach Ní Néill, Choreographer
  • Seamus McGuinness, Visual Artist
  • Tom Meskall, Visual Artist

14.45: The value of arts and health

  • Chair: Sarah Tuck, Director, Create
  • Dr Pete Lunn, Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Dr Austin O’Carroll, General Practitioner
  • Denis Roche, Artist, Curator, Open Window Project, St James’ Hospital

15.30: Break

16.00: Arts and health - policy strategy and partnership

  • Chair: Ann O’Connor, Arts and Health Adviser, Arts Council
  • Mary Grehan, Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust
  • Lucina Russell, Arts Officer, Kildare County Council
  • Dr Nazih Eldin, Head of Health Promotion, HSE Dublin North East

16.40: A response to the day - opportunities and challenges

  • Martin Drury, Arts Director, Arts Council

17.00: Performance

  • Ger Wolfe, Musician

17.15: Close

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