Creative Connections: Seminar 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.

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)

Please see for the programme.

Contact: 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.