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Category: Arts & Creativity

Memories Exhibition Opening

memories exhibition elaine mears 2023

We recently announced funding for 16 Seed Grant projects to support creative explorations of dying, death, and bereavement generously supported by Creative Ireland. A prime example is Elaine Mears ‘Memories’ exhibition returning to the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, on Tuesday 24th until Saturday 28th January. Elaine and fellow textile artist Marie Murray are […]

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IHF Arts & Creative Engagement Roundup 2022

arts roundup 2022 2023

The arts and creative engagement in all their forms help people of all ages explore and articulate loss, death, dying, and grief. They always have.  Since 2020, with the generous support of the Creative Ireland Programme, we have explored and collaborated with numerous artists and cultural organisations to guide and inform our strategy and responses. A […]

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Seed Grant Recipients 2022-2023 Announced 

Seed grants awardees 2022 2023

Funding has been awarded for 16 Seed Grant projects to support creative explorations of dying, death, and bereavement. The grantees are an extraordinary creative reflection on grief and loss across all communities in Ireland supported by the Creative Ireland Programme.   In October of this year, following a callout for applications, we received 140 submissions for […]

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IHF Awarded an Impact Fund for Munster


Pictured: Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Rethink Ireland; Eileen Dukes from Kerry Parents and Friends Association; Dominic Campbell, Arts & Creative Engagement Officer, IHF; Mireya Gines, Fundraising Officer, IHF We are thrilled to be announced as an Awardee of the Impact Fund for Munster! We are very grateful to Rethink Ireland and the Department of Rural and […]

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Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words

poems for when you cant find the words poetry book

Our book of poetry, ‘Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words’, edited by Mary Shine Thompson, will be published by Gill Books this autumn. This collection provides the gift of words at a time when words can be hard to find and is designed to speak to the fears and concerns that illness and […]

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IHF Seed Grant Project Wins Award

pride of place

Blankets of Hope, an IHF Seed Grant project in conjunction with the Déise Women’s Shed in Dungarvan, Waterford came second in the ‘Community Wellbeing Initiative’ category of the 2021 National ‘Pride of Place’ Awards for providing a great resource for women in the locality and providing a sense of belonging to its members.  The 2021 […]

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IHF Commission Artists to Support Healthcare Workers

With the support of the Creative Ireland Programme, we are offering commissions for artists to develop new creative work in support of the health and wellbeing of healthcare staff in the HSE. The pandemic brought many things to people’s attention including the value creative practice plays in people’s lives, and the crucial roles of care staff.  IHF’s Arts & […]

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Creative Healing Winter Walks at Kilruddery House 

kilruddery ccn

As part of our Compassionate Culture Network (CCN), this winter Killruddery House and Gardens in Wicklow joined forces with us to host creative explorations of loss.  In 2016, we carried out a national survey where people said they’d like more places to talk about dying, death, and bereavement. After two years of a pandemic, and while closed for […]

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