Working with Older People and the Arts in Care Settings
September 15, 2015
Working with Older People and the Arts in Care Settings This is an introductory skills development masterclass for arts practitioners who are beginning to work with or would like to work with people with dementia. This session explores the process of using the arts to work with people with dementia and the challenges, issues and outcomes of this kind of work. The training will focus on using creative non-verbal forms of communication to connect with people with dementia. Places on this workshop are fully funded by Spare Tyre. To participate in this training please send your CV and a maximum of 500 words in an email with your experience and interest in participating and how it will help develop your artistic practice. Deadline is 24th September 2015. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. __________________________________________ This session will be delivered by Arti Prashar of Spare Tyre. Arti has been Artistic Director of Spare Tyre since 2006, and an expert in the field of participatory arts practice with older people. Spare Tyre’s “Once Upon a Time”, a multi-sensory interactive storytelling programme for older people with dementia, is seen as an innovative example of best practice in its field. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow, researching spirituality, dementia and ageing.