8 new projects exploring death and grief to be funded by Dying Matters Community Grants Programme

Categories: Community Engagement.

The Dying Matters Community Grants Programme funds innovative arts projects which aim to start conversations about dying and grief with communities who are less likely to have received such support.

At Dying Matters we want to see a society that’s better able to deal with these challenging but inevitable experiences. The arts, in all its forms, can play a vital role in creating spaces where these conversations can flourish.

2023: a growing programme

At the programme’s inception in 2022, we received huge interest, with 140 applications from arts community arts groups around the country.

After funding an initial four projects, with the generous support of end-of-life services provider, Dignity, we are excited to fund a further eight.

 Dying Matters Awareness Week: 8 – 14th May, 2023


The selected projects:

The eight selected projects range from public art works, songwriting workshops, talkaoke’s (read on to find out what this is!), and a giant puzzle project. The projects vary but they all demonstrate innovative and creative ways of approaching the subjects of death and grief.


1. What I think about when I think about Death – Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf

3. Stories of death, grief & lives well lived – Ballynafeigh Methodist Church 


5. 1000 Conversations about Death – The Spire Arts & BRiGHTBLACK Productions


6. Circle of Life – Ignite Imaginations

8. “If you’re watching this…then I’m dead” – The People Speak


For more information about Dying Matters go to: https://www.hospiceuk.org/our-campaigns/dying-matters

Lead Photo Caption: Ballynafeigh Methodist Church

Dying Matters Awareness Week:

From 8 – 14 May 2023, we’re encouraging communities across the country to come together to talk about death, dying and grief in the workplace.


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