Artists’ Training Day: Dementia and Imagination

Thursday, 22nd February

Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Rd, Dumfries, DG1 4TL

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We are inviting expressions of interest in this Dementia and Imagination training day which will be delivered in partnership with Equal Arts.

We have 15 paid places available for Scotland-based artists with experience of working in creative ageing contexts and who would like to increase their confidence in working with older people, and those living with dementia, in care settings. You will ideally have professional experience in leading or assisting with creative activities for older people and those living with dementia or have supported people living with dementia in a professional or personal capacity.

What’s involved

The training day will take place at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on Thursday 22nd February 2024, running from 11am to 4pm.

During the session, we will explore the importance of Dementia and Imagination approaches, using multi-sensory activities and Relationship Centred Care in planning creative ageing activities. With a blend of practical and theory-based work, this will also be an opportunity for personal reflection and learning from others to support your own work.


You will receive a £50 bursary for your participation, and travel expenses.

Application process

Luminate welcomes applications from all sections of our community. We recognise that there are barriers to working in the arts and that these challenges are experienced more acutely by some people. We are committed to increasing the diversity of artists working in our sector and especially welcome applications from those who identify as having characteristics currently under-represented in our sector. This includes people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010 across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

If you would like any of this information in a different format or require support in making an application, please contact us at, or by phone on 0131 668 8066.

Please apply using the online form below or download the Word version to return via email or post if you prefer. This should either be sent to and marked as ‘Application for Dementia and Imagination Training’ in the subject line, or posted to: Luminate, First Floor, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR

Applications are now closed.

Privacy Notice for Applicants

Luminate is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. As part of the selection process we will collect, store and process the data in your application form in line with data protection regulations. We will only use this data in relation to this development programme and to communicate with you about your application. If your application is unsuccessful, we will delete your data after 6 months. If your application is successful, it will be stored on Luminate’s systems, accessible only by our employees.

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Full event details

  • Event Date:

    Thursday, 22nd February
  • Start Time:

  • Duration:

    5 hours
  • Venue:

    Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Rd, Dumfries, DG1 4TL
  • Admission:

    Applications are now closed for this event. Please sign up to our newsletter to find out about future training opportunities.

Enquiries can be made to Interim Programme Manager, Jasmine Munns by emailing, or by phone on 0131 668 8066.