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Signature Projects and Artists Support

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Artist Martha Cashman, an IHF in partnership with Creative Ireland Seeds grant 2021 recipient

Signature Projects in partnership with Creative Ireland

IHF offer their expertise as consultancy to significant exhibitions, performance and creative works in cultural venues. 

Artists Support Services  

IHF brings expertise in death, dying, grief and bereavement to artists in response to professional or personal need. We support relationships with cultural agencies aligning national cultural flagship activity alongside local expression to deliver meaningful dialogue effectively, across society, and into national cultural and policy systems. We offer emotional supports and technical skills formally and informally in the area of arts and creative engagement on a response basis 

Recognising that artists’ mental health when working in health and wellbeing, or when they are bereaved, needs to be addressed we seek opportunities to support individuals. At the same time we bring arts and engagement into IHF’s existing programmes and events, like the HFH and CEOL networks, as well as developing new mechanisms for communication to ensure wider audience engagement.  


Carla Rogers is producing Haunted, a new play written by actor, comedian and author Tara Flynn and commissioned by THISISPOPBABY. It explores themes of grief and loss written with Tara’s trademark wit.

Listening and Singing

Seán Millar is a critically acclaimed multi award nominated musician, writer and theatre maker from Dublin. He often works collaboratively with theatre artists (Broken Talkers, Theatre Club, Veronica Dyas, Pom Boyd) or Dublin community organisations (including Fatima Groups United, RADE, Bluebell CDP, Saol Project, Axis Ballymun, NCCCA and ICON).

IHF is working with Sean developing an approach and musical idea ‘Listening and Singing’ that reflects IHF’s research indicating Irish people seek opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement and loss. Sean has been called “Irelands greatest songwriter” (HotPress), “an Irish National treasure” (The Irish Times) and “Irelands Greatest lyricist” (RTE Guide). Visit Sean’s web site.

For details contact Dominic Campbell at [email protected]