‘TYPECAST’ Grundtvig Project launched by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D.

Fri, Aug 7th, 2015

Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health, launched the TYPECAST project with a display of ceramic sculptures created by twenty Coolmine Therapeutic Community clients, as part of their recovery from addiction.

The clients worked on the sculptures over a twelve week period with commissioned artist Ms Kathleen Moroney, who provided advice and assistance on design, working with clay, artwork and concepts. The project involved EU learning collaboration across six countries in order to develop and share methodologies that support artists working with people in recovery from substance misuse.

The TYPECAST project was initiated and led by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Coolmine Therapeutic Community, and was funded by Léargas under Grundtvig in the European Lifelong Learning Programme.