A Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings

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Huhtinen-Hilden L

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Age & Opportunity

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Age & Opportunity’s ‘Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings’ is designed for use by managers and staff, in particular care setting creative activity co-ordinators, as well as non-arts professionals interested in arts in care contexts. This practical Toolkit is intended to provide straightforward advice, knowhow and useful videos for people who want to bring more creative activities into care settings and to get the most out of working with artists.

The Toolkit aims to strike a balance between being inspirational and providing practical suggestions and resources. It may be read from start to finish or (perhaps more realistically) sections may be consulted for practical information or advice. It covers:
Background, policies & research
General advice for organising arts activities
Engaging with artists
Practical creative activities to try with your group
Funding ideas and advice.
The Appendix contains useful weblinks to other relevant publications.
More information on Resources on working with older people from  Age & Opportunity Ireland

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Huhtinen-Hilden,L. (2021). A Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings. Dublin: Age & Opportunity.