Open Call: Research Project

Invitation to Collaboration Scheme: Mapping Arts and Health across the Midlands (MAHAM): Call for researcher

The Arts Office of Laois County Council, working in collaboration with partner organisations Offaly County Council Arts Office, Westmeath County Council Arts Office, Anam Beo, Helium Arts, Music Generation (Offaly/Westmeath) and Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), seek to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced individual(s) to undertake an arts, health and wellbeing research project on a contract for services basis. Applications are welcome from an individual, organisation or research team and should be submitted by Thursday 16 July 2020 to Claire Meaney, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, claireA.meaney@hse.ie  Further details and the full research brief are available here.

The partner organisations have been awarded funding under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2020 for a research and development project which focuses on mapping arts, health and wellbeing across the Midlands.

This research project aims to:

– Map current arts, health and wellbeing services in the Midlands, scoping content and context, methodologies of practice, models of delivery, evaluation models and gaps in provision
– Identify national and international models of practice
– Investigate potential models for collaboration and potential partners
– Make recommendations to support the development of arts, health and wellbeing in the Midlands

It is intended that the learning from the research will be presented at a seminar open to regional, national and international stakeholders and shared widely online to the arts and health community and relevant public service providers. WHAT will act as partner organisation and will also oversee the delivery of the research.

Further info: Claire Meaney, Waterford Healing Arts Trust ClaireA.Meaney@hse.ie