Calling all artists keen on working with nursing home residents in the Community Care sector!
The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and National Arts Council (NAC) are collaborating to pilot a new Arts Residency in the Community Care sector. We are seeking 5 individual visual artists (or collectives) across various media looking for the opportunity to engage nursing home residents through the arts.
During this pilot, practising artists will be assigned to participating nursing homes to work directly with residents, providing opportunities for artists to engage communities in a non-arts based setting. The residency offers a valuable platform for artists to test new content and ideas for art-making and engagement in this unique sector. Through this, we aim to bring appropriate, new, engaging and innovative art activities to nursing home seniors to foster social interaction and improve wellbeing.
Selected activities from the pilot will also be included / adapted for inclusion into an Arts Toolkit which will be developed at the end of the Arts Residency.
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RSVP for the briefing by 30 September 2017.
Submission deadline for proposals by 13 October 2017.