Call for Artists, Creative and Wellbeing Facilitators / Practitioners to work with older people in care settings 2022-2023.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council is looking for Artists, Creative and Wellbeing Facilitators / Practitioners to work with residents in residential care settings and older people attending local day care services in dlr.
Since 2018 dlr Arts Office and dlr Libraries have collaborated on an arts and culture programme with residential care settings based in dlr, called Cuairt agus Cultúr (C & C). For 2022, the remit of C & C will include day care centres for older people as well as residential care settings in the County and will be supported by dlr Age-Friendly Programme.
The main purpose of this call out is to facilitate an artist / practitioner or group of artists / practitioners to explore creativity and / or wellbeing with older people in either a residential or day service in the County. This can include but is not limited to visual art practice, music, storytelling, gardening, movement / dance, creative writing, photography, craftwork and wellbeing therapies.
This programme aims to nurture a meaningful and sustained creative engagement between an artist / practitioner or group of artists / practitioners and residents, day care centre attendees, families and staff of care settings within dlr County. Successful applicants will be matched to one local care setting. This call out aims to support artists working in care settings, as well as to deepen the value of the arts and wellbeing in these settings.