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.  We explore and collaborate with artists and cultural organisations guided by The People’s Charter on Death Dying and Bereavement  and our Policy on Arts and Creative Engagement

Our Arts and Creative Engagement programme is supported by The Creative Ireland programme. A full report on the first year of our programme can be found here. A summary of projects between 2021 and 2022 can be watched below.

For more details, please contact our Arts and Creative Engagement Officer, Dominic Campbell, [email protected] 

We are also very grateful to Rethink Ireland, the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. With special thanks to all the generous donors, including the Parkes Family, the Sunflower Charitable Foundation, Ei Electronics, and Community Foundation for Ireland.

Our Arts and Creative Engagement Policy 

In 2020, with support from The Creative Ireland programme, we developed our Policy on Arts and Creative Engagement to guide and inform our strategy and responses. Its key messages are:  

  • our expertise is most useful when in partnership with cultural institutions.  
  • there are many areas where the arts can help lead conversations about death and grief.

Read our Policy on Arts and Creative Engagement now.

Archive

Our previous work with artists and cultural institutions includes: