Arts & Engagement – Care and Create event

Today we are focusing on Arts and Engagement as part of our week-long celebration of those who live and work in care homes. 

In complement to the theme, Scottish Care members may wish to consider attending the following upcoming event, organised by Luminate along with ArtWorks Scotland, Creative Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. 

Please see the full details below and on the Scottish Care events page, with details on registration to attend via the links.




Care and Create – arts and older people

A workshop event for care professionals and artists working with older people in care

Thursday, 29th June 2017

11am – 3:30pm


Care and Create will bring care professionals, artists and cultural organisations together to create a shared understanding of good practice and explore opportunities to work together.

This event will include presentations of inspring arts projects for older people experiencing care, facilitated discussion sessions and a networking lunch. It will enable artists, cultural organisations and care professionals to explore the opportunities and  challenges of delivering creative projects in the care community, broaden their understanding of good practice and discuss ways of connecting and working together.

Attendees will:

  • gain a better understanding of the arts world and the roles artists might play in care services
  • gain a better understanding of good practice in care provision and the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector
  • broaden your view of how professional artists can creatively collaborate with the care community and create successful projects

Workshop will be facilitated by Kate Organ.


Speakers will include:

  • Paula Brown, Arora, Scotland
  • Anne Gallacher, Director, Luminate
  • Noortje Kessels and Maaike Mul, Wintertuin, Netherlands
  • Natalie McFadyen-White, Impact Arts, Scotland
  • Carol Reilly, Care Home Manager, Catmoor House, Scotland

Presented by ArtWorks Scotland, Creative Scotland, the Care Inspectorate and Luminate

Venue: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX


Admission: Free but advance booking is essential.

Please note: spaces are limited so bookings are restricted to one place per organisation

Lunch included. Teas/coffees available from 10:30am.


Booking: For more information and event registration, visit Eventbrite at

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