read more about Well Festival 2022

Well Festival 2022

Open Call for annual We haven’t had an earthquake lately… 

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A Better Place 2021 Artist Announced

Donna McGee is this year’s A Better Place artist  

read more about WHAT seeks new Board members

WHAT seeks new Board members

Opportunity to join national arts + health organisation

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A Sonnet in Remembrance

Poet & dialysis patient Martin McShea marks historical landing at Crooke

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5K: New Staff Art Wall Exhib

5K: Captivating new exhibition by Adrian Crellin, CNM


Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation. Established in 1993, we bring arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings. We believe that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates our sense of identity and creativity.

WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national resource website 

WHAT is core funded by the Arts Council

WHAT Video

Take 5 mins to view a snapshot of Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the breadth of our work.
(Filmed in 2015)