Artlink Central present at Dementia Friendly Arts Symposium

Dementia Friendly Arts Symposium
Wednesday 31st October 10 am – 5.30 pm 
Macrobert arts centre, University of Stirling

This day-long symposium will offer opportunities for artists and arts organisations to share examples of inspiring partnerships, to debate issues around support for dementia-related creative activity, and to discover ways in which artists can develop meaningful ways of engagement. 

The programme will feature speakers including Professor June Andrews from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling and Dr Richard Coaten, dance movement psychotherapist. It will be chaired by writer and cultural commentator Francois Matarasso. The day will also include case study presentations from across the UK including Hearts and Minds, Elderflowers project, Artlink Central, Spare Tyre, Drake Music and artists Janice Parker, Deirdre Nelson and Stirling’s Makar Anita Govan.

Festival delegates will be invited to join us for an end of symposium drink and to stay for a performance of Ultra Violet – an intergenerational dance performance created by Natasha Gilmore and macrobert community dancers, commissioned by Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival.

Organised jointly by macrobert, Luminate and ArtWorks. 

ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings, is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with funding and support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.

For further information and to book contact macrobert’s box office T: 01786 466 666

Kevin Harrison and Sarah Pearson will be joined tomorrow by a number of our Seasoned artists including Dementia Arts Mentor - Rosas Mitchell, Frances Douglas, Haleh Jamali and Malcy Duff for a break out session about peer artist support and practice development in dementia arts in NHS Forth Valley area.

Greenhouse Galleries artist Christine Hilditch will be creating a pop up greenhouse for attendees to feedback, evaluate and comment on their experiences creatively at various breaks during the day.

David McQuattComment