Who we are
Waterford Healing Arts is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme, based at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). We bring arts experiences to the bedside of patients at UHW and other healthcare settings, and to people living in the community. We are part of Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland.
What we do
Waterford Healing Arts supports people in hospital and other healthcare settings, and people living in the community, to make and experience the arts – music, visual art, creative writing, storytelling. In this way, we seek to promote creativity, connection and discovery, to reduce isolation, anxiety and stress, and to remember that beauty still exists, even during a difficult time.
How to help
Our work lifts spirits, reduces isolation and brings light and hope at what can be a difficult time in a person’s life. Would you like to support patients and residents in healthcare settings to experience these benefits?
Featuring an eclectic mix of artworks by participants of the Waterford Healing Arts Open Studio group, Gatherings is an art exhibition showcasing a diverse range of individual styles and techniques. The exhibition celebrates the group’s weekly gatherings at the...
Calling quiz buffs! It’s time to dust off the dictionaries and brush up on general knowledge in time for the annual Quiz Night in aid of Waterford Healing Arts. Taking place at The Cove Bar, Dunmore Road on Thursday 23 November, 8pm. All are welcome and the entry...
The programme for Experience 2023: An Introduction to Arts, Health and the Older Person has been announced by Age & Opportunity and Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland. Taking place on Thursday 7 December at the Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts...
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