ART UR Age

We are very pleased to have been funded again by the Arts Council NI.

This project will involve four projects in four different council areas.

 

The main aims of the project are to:

  • Engage older people in intergenerational arts projects with school children as a method of addressing social isolation and to have a positive impact on mental health and well being.
  • Use the medium of arts to create linkages between generations in communities improving older people’s community connections, participation in the arts.
  • Create sustainable opportunities for continued intergenerational arts by creating partnerships between schools and older people’s day centre.
  • Showcase and recognise arts produced by older people as part of each intergenerational arts project at an event that connects all groups involved.
  • Provide community arts opportunities for local artists.

We will deliver a Dementia Friendly training workshop with all young people and also invite artists to be involved to prepare them for engaging with day centre residents. A session with day centre residents in each setting will be held to get to know the participants and their capabilities and to hear their thoughts on the projects activities. LGNI staff will facilitate a ‘get to know each other’ session to start the project with the artist also attending to introduce the group to the project and explore artwork to be created.

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