Opportunity: Bealtaine Artist in Residence in a Care Setting

Opportunity: Bealtaine Artist in Residence in a Care Setting

Information for care-settings

Background

The Bealtaine Festival wishes to create an opportunity for a publicly-funded care setting, its residents and staff to engage creatively with a visual artist over the course of a number of months. The Festival also wishes to offer an opportunity for an artist to develop their specific skills in relation to working in arts and health settings. Care settings around Ireland will apply for this unique opportunity based on an open competition. Artists will apply separately for this residency once the care setting is selected.

Age & Opportunity has a longstanding stake in the provision of creative activities in care settings through its Creative Exchanges programme and in relation to creating meaningful experiences for people with dementia in terms of its Azure programme. In 2017, Bealtaine, working with Azure, Creative Exchanges and in association with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust have developed an artist’s residency within a care setting that specialises in caring for older people with dementia. We have selected those people who have early-stage dementia, as a group of people who we feel would greatly benefit from an artist’s sustained engagement and as a group who are often ignored in relation to arts provision.

The Care Residency

Weds 1st August –  Call for Care Settings to apply for the residency

Monday 20th August 5pm   – Deadline for Care Settings’ applications

By Friday 31st August – Care Settings notified

 

The Artist

By  Weds 5th Sept - Call for Care Settings to apply for the residency

By Friday 21st  Sept  - Deadline for artists’ applications

By Friday 5th Oct –  Artists notified

Residency should commence not later than 26th October and finish before 14th December

For further information or to express an interest please contact Kim Chew at email: kim.chew@ageandopportunity.ie