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Helium Arts shortlisted for Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that Helium’s early years project with the Jack and Jill Foundation has been shortlisted for the Allianz Community Art Prize in this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards.










This new early years project began in January 2016 with families in Co. Kildare. Director Joanna Williams and performers Niamh Lawlor and Thomas Johnston have been developing an immersive and multi-sensory theatre experience for toddlers with severe intellectual and physical developmental delay who are cared for in the home. The project aims to provide families with new ways of “attuning” to and bonding with their very young child. This project is produced in collaboration with the nurses and families supported by the Jack and Jill Foundation and will eventually tour to families in their homes across Ireland.

Helium Arts & BNP Paribas previously won at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2014 for Cloudlands Dublin in the category Best Use of Creativity in the Community and Helium’s Two Suitcases project was shortlisted that year for the Allianz Community Art Prize.

We’re looking forward to the Awards Ceremony on 19 September at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where the winners will be announced … fingers crossed!



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