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?
Dragon’s Tail Workshop with Marie Brett: A workshop for everyone, no artistic experience required As part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2024, artist Marie Brett with host an art-making workshop inspired by her exhibition, Dragon’s Tail which...
Beauty & Struggle with Sarah Ruttle: A CPD workshop for artists of all disciplines working in arts + health As part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2024, artist Sarah Ruttle will lead a continuous professional development (CPD) workshop, focusing on...
Creative Communities at the Well Festival Following the tremendous success of the online iteration of this event in 2022, the Creative Ireland Waterford Programme, together with the Well Festival partners, are delighted to present an in-person getting-to-know-you...
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