Keep Well - Further Resources
Resources For Older People
IMMA Art & Ageing Programme: This new programme offers a variety of engaging creative events, workshops and creative resources for older people.
Ballina Arts Centre: Panel discussion with Na Cailleacha Artist Collective, discussing themes of identity, ageing and creativity.
Glucksman: Daily creative activities to do at home, including instructional PDFs and videos.Online instructional PDFs and videos
The Baring Foundation: Treasury of Arts Activities for Older People and creative ageing in lockdown and after.
Resources For Children
Colour for Calm: Free PDF to print out and colour in 7 different illustrations. Let children colour the printouts as a calm way to start each day.
5-Minute Crafts: YouTube videos arts and crafts ideas for kids at home that will boost creativity and imagination.
Jumpstart: Online art resources to help children mature as artists in a variety of areas.
Virtual Tours, Talks & Collections
Post is an audio-based artwork by Deirdre O’Mahony designed to allow patients and the wider public to imaginatively travel to familiar parts of the West of Ireland.
Viriditas is a song cycle composed by artist and singer Ceara Conway in response to an extended process of engagement at Galway University Hospitals.
IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art: Home of the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists. Their collection includes over 3,500 artworks.
IMMA Talks: An activated live programme of talks and events that opens up conversations around the core themes of their exhibition programme and permanent IMMA collection. Available on their Soundcloud page,
National Gallery of Ireland Virtual Tours: Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection, and take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in our virtual tours.
Linenhall Arts Centre: Splendid Isolation Artist Discussions A series in which artists talk about their artistic practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tulca Festival of Visual Arts: The Law is a White Dog Podcast series plus PDFs developed for TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, curated in 2020 by Sarah Browne.
Duet Yourself: Virtual community choir This is an online choir for anyone who can’t access a face to face choir or singing group.
Dancing Alone Together: live streamed dance-based classes. A central resource for the digital dance world, designed for this time of isolation.
Artsy.net: free creative online courses that aim to boost cognitive functions and hone problem-solving and thinking skills.
Dublin Drawing: Online life drawing classes on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
National Gallery of Ireland Artists’ Voices: a unique record of artists personal thoughts and experiences.
Ballinglen Arts Foundation online workshops: Enrolling now for printmaking, drawing and plein air classes among others 2021.
Music Generation Mayo: Sound World Performances by Irelands national music education programme.
Art is Where the Home is: Downloadable Activity Packs from artists including Grayson Perry, Annie Morris, Jeremy Deller and Antony Gormley.
Aaron Blaise (Disney Artist): Drawing Classes Animation Lessons, Tutorials & Digital Painting Courses
Quarantine Art Club: With Award-winning American children's book illustrator Carlson Ellis.