Claire Meaney is an arts manager, curator and artist. She is Acting Arts Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and was Assistant Arts Director from 2007 to 2016. She has a BA in Fine Art, DIT (2002) and a Certificate in Youth Arts, NUI Maynooth (2006). She completed an MA in Arts and Heritage Management at WIT in 2010. Her minor dissertation is titled The Artist’s Perspective of Making Collaborative Art in a Hospital Context in Ireland. In 2010, she was awarded an Arts and Health Bursary Award from the Arts Council to develop her arts participation practice.