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Waterford Healing Arts invites artists of all art forms and disciplines to submit proposals for our exhibition programme 2023–2025 at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Successful artists will be paid a fee of €450.00 to exhibit, in addition to expenses such as travel, transport and workshop fees etc., where relevant. Group exhibition proposals are also welcome. To apply, artists should complete and send the Exhibition proposal form along with three images and their artist CV to by Tuesday, 31 January 2023. Further information is available from Waterford Healing Arts Project Coordinator, Aisling Kennedy: or 051 842664.

The Waterford Healing Arts exhibition programme at UHW is a means of engaging the hospital community of staff, patients and visitors in contemporary art and arts practices, while also being an opportunity for artists to showcase their work within an atypical exhibition space. Exhibitions typically run for eight weeks, with scope to engage the hospital community in collaborative/ participatory arts experiences in tandem with the exhibition.

Speaking at the announcement of the Open Call, Claire Meaney, Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust said “We’re delighted to announce this open call inviting artists of all art forms to submit their proposals for our exhibition programme 2023-2025 at University Hospital Waterford. Through art, we aim to bring some wonder and magic to the hospital, to soften the clinical environment and humanise the space, so if you have an idea that you think could be realised in this context, we would love to hear from you.” She went on to say “Due to the nature of the hospital context there may be some practical constraints in terms of space and infection control. Additionally, subject matter needs to be carefully considered. Exhibitions need not be hospital, healthcare or medically related, but proposals should be sensitive to the hospital environment and to the hospital audience, which would include patients, staff and visitors.”


Key information

Application process
Send your completed form, three images of previous work and artist CV to:


Have a query?

Email our Project Co-ordinator/Curator: Aisling Kennedy: or call 051 842664.

Art form/ disciplines: All art forms will be considered, from visual art to performance art.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at midnight

Download the exhibition proposal from here