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Cause Description

At Helium Arts we believe creativity changes lives. We support children with serious illnesses to let their creativity shine. Our creative projects provide much-needed distraction and relief from the loneliness and sadness caused by illness. In turn, children are in control of creating joyful experiences and happy memories. Our programmes take place in hospital and community settings across Ireland.

Since 2009, over 2,000 children and their families have experienced the power of creativity through one of Helium Arts’ programmes in 11 counties across Ireland.



All children living with illness in Ireland are connected to their creative powers so they can live life to the full.

Mission Statement

Helium Arts empowers children living with illness through their creativity and the arts, inspiring those who care for them and supporting creative healthy environments, while creating opportunities for artistic ambition and excellence.

Helium Arts Values

Childhood Well-being

We value a child’s right to a quality child- hood, regardless of the state of their health. We respect the individuality and autonomy of older children and teenagers and are a entive to their different needs. We believe nurturing imagination and expressing creativity is a principal part of developing childhood well-being.                     

Artistic Excellence

We enable artistic processes that bring about high quality outcomes to ensure that children are encouraged and inspired to continue their creative journeys into adulthood.


Collaboration is at the core of what we do. We listen to the young people, families, artists, healthcare staff, and organisations that we work with. We respect their contribution and value their association with us, as equals.


We are curious and keen to try out new ideas, to innovate and invent. We document and evaluate our projects, engage in action-research, share our learning with peers internationally and keep abreast of the latest trends and thinking. We value how we can learn through play, both as children and adults.

Where Your Money Goes

Approximately 4 children in every classroom in Ireland live with a chronic or serious illness

With your help, Helium Arts creates joy & happy memories for sick kids across Ireland

Together, we can connect artists with children to inspire them for life.

Donations to Helium Arts will fund the expansion of our projects, ensuring more children living with illness can benefit from the contribution the arts make to health and wellbeing. 



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Contact Us

Contact Details

Pearse House, 28 Pearse Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath , Mullingar, Westmeath, IRELAND - 044