We’re delighted to announce that after a successful inaugural year, National Arts in Nursing Homes Day will take place again in 2022 on Friday 20th May.
We’re encouraging all nursing homes to get involved, with the support of our partner Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI). We’re delighted to have partnered with NHI to encourage participation and to celebrate the arts and creativity as we age. Nursing homes across the country are invited to get involved by hosting their own events.
This year we will build upon the success of 2021, when 140+ arts events were hosted in nursing homes around Ireland. The day is a celebration of the sometimes hidden, but hugely valuable work of creating a space where all residents can express themselves meaningfully through arts experiences.
Click to download a National Arts in Nursing Homes guidance leaflet that will provide you with information regarding how to participate. There is also a poster you can use to promote your event.
Looking for some inspiration? Our partners in NHI have put together some ideas and resources here and you can read the Age & Opportunity Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings here. If you wish to engage with your local arts office, click here to avail of their contact details.
Register your celebrations in advance of 20th May here.
If you wish to use Facebook or Twitter to promote your preparations please use #ArtsInNursingHomesDay.