Reminder: ’Where Are We Now’ Symposium

Helium, in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, is hosting this symposium for artists and healthcare professionals who are interested in participatory arts with children in hospital on Friday, October 28th, 2011.

The day will include a key-note address, presentations from artists and healthcare workers who participated in the Puppet Portal Project, hands-on workshops, and plenary discussion on the future of participatory arts with children in hospital with contributions from a panel of healthcare professionals and arts professionals.

Tickets: €10 - Early interest can be registered on

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2011

An exhibition showcasing artwork from the Puppet Portal Project will run the length of the festival: October 21st-30th
Venue: The Ark, Dublin

Click here to book online.

The Puppet Portal Project was a national arts and technology programme with children in hospital which was produced by Helium in partnership with The Centre for Health Informatics, Trinity College, Dublin, and in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. Over 2009 and 2010, the artist-in-residency project saw 7 artists working collaboratively with approximately 800 children for 30 weeks across seven hospitals using Ait Eile, the hospital webportal, to share their puppet making, stories, and films.

For more information please see Kids’ Own or Helium websites.