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This practical Toolkit is intended to provide straightforward advice, knowhow and useful videos for
people who want to bring more creative activities into care settings and get the most out of working
with artists. This 40 page guide by Age and Opportunity is jam packed with ideas and practical
general advice for the nuts and bolts of organising events and activities as well as specialised advice
on the visual arts and music.

Age & Opportunity has a long track record of arts programmes and training in relation to care
settings. It was one of the founder organisations in establishing Azure; a network of arts institutions
with the aim of providing dementia-inclusive art-viewing events for persons living with dementia and
their carers’. It developed Creative Exchanges which delivers high quality training to facilitate
learners currently working with older people in residential and day care settings and people from
arts backgrounds. In 2017 it established their first Artist in Residence in a Care Setting initiative and
since then has been working across Ireland to nurture diverse arts engagements and experiences in
various care settings environments.

Access the Toolkit here

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