Promoting the value of arts and health

As the national body for arts and health in Ireland, our goal is to increase and improve awareness of the value of arts and health and advocate for the sector’s development. In particular, we engage the HSE and other policy makers to promote understanding, valuing and supporting arts and health practice.

We seek opportunities for inclusion in stakeholder consultations for relevant policies. We partner with the HSE, the Arts Council, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Creative Ireland Programme) and the Department of Health (Healthy Ireland Programme) to deliver Expanding Arts in Healthcare, a national programme of networking and professional development supports for healthcare professionals, and complementary initiatives that cultivate and support the arts, health and wellbeing ecosystem in Ireland.