Open Call for Artists, Musicians, Writers & Dance Artists

Deadline: 28 July 2023 12:00

Waterford Healing Arts has issued an Open Call to artists of all art forms, including visual artists, musicians, writers and dance artists, to apply to join its Artist Panel. 

Artists will be engaged to deliver key Waterford Healing Arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings in Waterford. 

Waterford Healing Arts (WHA) is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme, providing opportunities for patients, family members and staff to engage in high quality arts experiences at UHW and other healthcare settings.  The role of the artist is to deliver inspiring and uplifting arts experiences which are responsive to the needs of patients/ health service users, family members and healthcare staff.

Artists selected for the Waterford Healing Arts Artist Panel will be engaged on a freelance basis for a period of two years to deliver key programmes, including, but not limited to:
– Arts Programme in Renal Dialysis (artists, musicians, writers, dance artists)
– Healing Sounds live music programme (musicians)
– Iontas Arts and Mental Health Programme (artists, musicians, writers, dance artists)
– Open Gallery inclusive art viewing programme (visual artists)

Artists, musicians, writers and dance artists interested in applying should have:
– previous experience in delivering participatory/ collaborative arts experiences
– excellent interpersonal skills
– an understanding of, and genuine interest in the role of the arts in healthcare contexts.
In addition, musicians should have:
– a high level of musical competence, performance experience and repertoire, and an ability / willingness to use voice.

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