Arts in Care project: note your interest by 23 June

As part of #CareHomeWeek17 Scottish Care are today celebrating arts & engagement opportunities in our independent sector care services.

The arts have become an increasing focus of Scottish Care’s work, not only in terms of the importance of ensuring older people continue to be able to express their creativity but also in sharing the extraordinary lives and stories of those who live and work in care services.  This has been evidenced in the ‘Directed by North Merchiston’ film series and the films produced for recent Scottish Care Conferences and Awards, including ‘What A Difference Good Care Makes’.

We are therefore delighted to announce plans for a new collaborative arts project between Scottish Care and Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival .

We are looking to identify a care home or day care service who would like to take forward a new funded arts initiative with us.  This project will:

* Get underway in August, with the intention of sharing the results as part of the Luminate festival in October.

* Be premised on engaging residents/service users in the arts

* Involve working with a professional artist, but have a particular focus on involving staff as equal partners/participants in the project

* Be flexible to the choice of artform and artist (which won’t be a film).  This will be chosen in partnership with the successful care service

This project will lead into a larger piece of work in 2018, which will be open to engagement with more services and artists.

However at this stage, only one service will be selected to be involved.

If you are interested in taking part or finding out more, please email [email protected] with a short description of your service and why you would like to be involved.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 23rd June 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding this exciting opportunity.

#carehomeweek17

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