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Creative ConnectionsSeminar and workshop exploring arts, health, and early years

Helium Arts, in association with Westmeath County Council Arts Office, presents a continuous professional development opportunity for professionals across the arts, health, and early years sectors interested in investigating the role of the arts in supporting very young children, 0-3 years, and their parents.

Seminar: Fri, March 30, 1:30pm-4:30pm

With Ruth Churchill Dower, Director Earlyarts UK and

Catherine Maguire, President of the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health

The seminar is aimed at artists, healthcare professionals, and early years practitioners.

Venue for the seminar:

Council Chamber, Old County Buildings, Westmeath County, Council, Mount Street, Mullingar

Costs for the Seminar – Free, but booking is required. Contact details below.

Download programme for the Creative Connections seminar here

Artists’ workshop – Saturday, March 31st, 9:45am – 5:30pm

With Kate Wilson (Visual Artist, Ireland), Hannah Lefeuvre (Community Dance Artist, UK), Anna Rosenfelder (Children´s Theatre Artist, Facilitator, Germany) and Ger Relph (Musician, Ireland)

For artists of all disciplines interested in developing a cross-artform approach to an arts, health, and early years arts practice.

Venue: In Mullingar, TBC upon acceptance of application

Costs for Artists’ Workshop – €35 (includes observation opportunity of parent/toddler/baby workshops on Friday morning)

Download Creative Connections workshop programme here

Contact: bookings@old.helium.ie to book a place at the seminar and to request an application form for the artists’ workshop. Deadline for artists’ applications is Monday, March 12th.

Supported by the Arts Council and Westmeath County Council Arts Office.  Helium would like to gratefully acknowledge Mullingar Arts Centre for providing a venue for part of this event.

Anna Rosenfelder: Islands Workshop at Mermaid Arts centre (for toddlers 2-4 and their carers), which was held with Eoin O Brien. Photographs by Dermot Marrey.

Kate Wilson:  ‘The Big Draw’ at The Model, Sligo. Photographs by Kate Wilson.

Hannah Lefeuvre: Photographs by Richard Tomlinson

Infant Imaginings: An Early Years inititaive from HeliumArts. Photographs by Niamh O’Connor.
Learn more about Helium’s Early Years work here

Infant Imaginings from Helium Childrens Arts and Health on Vimeo.