Artists in older people’s care

Between March and July 2021 we’re hosting a series of networking and professional development events for freelance artists who work in older people’s social care. It’s an opportunity to share experiences, develop your skills, knowledge and creativity, and explore what practice might look like when work begins to open up again.

A series of five themed events

A series of five themed events for Scottish-based freelance artists working in older people’s social care. Putting the (virtual) kettle on for each event is Kathryn Welch – a freelance practitioner interested in championing communities, building connections, and celebrating creativity at the heart of it all. These events will welcome a range of different speakers and be a safe and comfortable spaces for everyone to participate, create, connect and share.


Training: Facilitating online creative activities

Luminate is working in partnership with 64 Million Artists, to provide bursaries for artists to attend three workshops exploring online creative engagement with care settings.

Sixteen places are available for Scottish-based freelance artists who work with older people. All participants will receive a bursary of £225 to support their attendance.

This programme is supported by Creative Scotland.