Get Involved


The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital is always seeking volunteer artists to participate in the exciting art project for patients in the Hospital. The project involves volunteer artists spending 1 – 2 hours per week with patients on selected wards. Visual artists use a ‘Mobile Art Trolley’ stocked with art materials and we welcome artists from all art forms, especially visual art, music and creative writing.. Artists invite patients to express themselves using the art materials by their bedside and support and encourage patients to engage in arts. Patients are offered the opportunity to create, but a refusal to engage will always be respected. Volunteer artists are supported by the Director of Arts and Health. The Clinical areas in which the artist would be offered work include Age Related Health Care, Renal Dialysis and Neurology (all adult patients) and with children in the National Children’s Hospital (N.B. subject to Garda clearance and suitable references)

A Call for Volunteer Artists

Click on the link below to find out more information about::

  • Who we run our Programme for
  • Who we run our Programme with
  • What we ask of our Volunteer Artists
  • What we offer our Volunteer Artists

Call for Volunteer Artists.pdf (size 535.5 KB) 

To apply for a volunteer artist position simply download the two attached recruitment forms, complete, and Post or Email them back to the Programme Manager at the address below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Download | Volunteer registration pack Volunteer registration pack.pdf (size 196.2 KB)

Download | Garda Vetting Form Garda Vetting Form - May 2015.pdf (size 150.6 KB)

Programme Manager

Alison Baker Kerrigan

National Centre for Arts and Health

Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Tel: (01) 414 2076

Arts Committee


Prof Desmond O'Neill - MA MD FRCPI AGSF FRCP(Glasg)Associate Professor,
Dept of Medical Gerontology,
Adelaide and Meath Hospital,
Dublin 24,
Tel: (01) 414 3215

Committee Members

  • Catherina Brady, Art Therapist, St Loman's Hospital
  • Aine Lynch, Director of Nursing, Tallaght University Hospital
  • Janet Edgely, Administrator, National Centre for Arts and Health
  • Teresa Quinn, Meath Foundation
  • Valerie Houlden, Staff representative, National Centre for Arts and Health
  • Paul Elmes, Technical Services Manager, AMNCH
  • Karen Farrer, The Adelaide Health Foundation
  • Professor Terence Dolan, Professor School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin.
  • Eoin Power, Nurse Manager, National Children's Hopsital, Tallaght.
  • Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Development Manager, Rua Red Arts Centre

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