Quiz Night at The Cove Bar in aid of Waterford Healing Arts, 23 November

Quiz Night at The Cove Bar in aid of Waterford Healing Arts, 23 November

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 fee is €40 per table of 4, with all proceeds going to the Waterford Healing Arts Art at the Kitchen Table programme.  Tables must be booked in advance. Click here to book now. Announcing details of the Quiz Night, Shirley O’Shea, Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee of Waterford Healing Arts, said “We’re delighted to return to The Cove Bar for our annual Quiz Night and our sincere thanks to Tom and all the team for their invaluable support.  This year, the focus of our fundraising is the fantastic Art at the Kitchen Table programme.  Art at the Kitchen Table supports older people living in Waterford City and County, who might not otherwise have access to the arts, to make art in their own homes.  Two of the Waterford Healing Arts artists – Caroline Schofield and Eilis O’Toole – visit people and they create art together: painting, drawing and collage/mixed media.  The person at home doesn’t need to have any experience or art materials, just an interest in making art.  The artist brings everything to them in their home.” Shirley goes on to say “In addition to art making, we hear back from the participants that Art at the Kitchen Table brings them great joy, surprise and new friendships.  They discover a talent they didn’t know they had, or sometimes it re-kindles...
Have your say! Pay and Conditions for Arts & Health Projects

Have your say! Pay and Conditions for Arts & Health Projects

Artists and creative producers who have worked on arts and health projects, now or in the past, are invited to have their say to improve pay and conditions in the sector. Réalta, the national body for arts and health in Ireland, is partnering with Arts and Health Coordinators Ireland (AHCI) to create good practice guidelines that will improve pay and conditions for artists and creative producers working on arts and health projects. The guidelines are being funded by the Arts Council. To support the case for better pay and conditions, artists and creative producers who have worked on arts and health projects, now or in the past, are invited to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ArtsandHealth2023 The evidence collected in the survey is anonymous and will be used to inform and support the guidelines. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. The more responses received, the more evidence will be available to support good practice in the arts and health sector. If anyone is unsure if a project they have worked on can be characterised as ‘arts and health’ check out the What is arts and health? page.on artsandhealth.ie The deadline for responses is Sunday 22 October. For any questions about the survey, please email Emma Eager from Réalta:...
Invitation to Tender: Guidelines on Pay and Conditions for Arts and Health Projects

Invitation to Tender: Guidelines on Pay and Conditions for Arts and Health Projects

Réalta, the national body for arts and health in Ireland, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals / organisations to develop and produce guidelines on pay and conditions for arts and health projects. The production of the guidelines is a partnership initiative between Réalta and Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI), with funding from The Arts Council. AHCI and Réalta are committed to advancing professional standards for arts and health projects in recognition of and accordance with the Arts Council’s Paying the Artist Policy (2020), which states that ‘best practice, not minimum standards, should apply to remuneration and contracting of artists across all artforms and disciplines.’ This project has been initiated in response to a knowledge gap in arts and health provision concerning pay and conditions for freelance artists and creative producers. The guidelines will address best practice in relation to pay and conditions for different programme models and will encompass a range of healthcare contexts. The successful Tenderer will work under the direction of Réalta and AHCI to determine content for the guidelines. It is envisaged that the successful Tenderer will undertake online focus groups and a survey to gather insights from artists and creative producers working across different art forms, in addition to desk research on relevant legislation and policies. Timeline & Budget Interested applicants should be available to begin work on the guidelines by mid-August, with final copy for the guidelines submitted no later than 18 December 2023. Tenders to a maximum of €8500 will be considered, inclusive of VAT and all expenses. Tender proposals should be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 25 July 2023.  Application Process Details...