Participatory Arts Programmes for older persons in healthcare settings
An Erasmus+ project that intends to explore the potential of designing art programmes for older persons in healthcare settings.
GA number: 2023-1-RO01-KA220-VET-000151642
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2023-31/10/2025
The role that the combination of health and well-being, art and creativity can play in social participation and inclusion, and the ways in which art can alleviate stress and anxiety within healthcare settings are significant. However, so far, the majority of existing creative/art programmes for older people in healthcare settings are not evidence-based and address older people as spectators rather than as participants.
The project’s innovative nature lies primarily in a comprehensive and sustainable approach that promotes the participation of older people in the creation and implementation of art practices in healthcare settings. Creative Care promotes inclusion and can produce art practices that are very diverse in nature, scope, and scale but are also site-specific.
Creative Care aims to train professionals working with older people to promote the elderly’s participation in the creation and implementation of art practices in healthcare settings by using socially engaged, inclusive and participatory art processes, based on the intergenerational learning approach.