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Bealtaine 2017 Care Setting Residency

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As part of the 2017 festival Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine has created an opportunity for a care setting and its residents to engage creatively with a visual artist over the course of a number of months.

About the Care Setting Residency

This care settings residency is a new Bealtaine initiative in partnership with Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Age & Opportunity's Creative Exchanges QQI accredited training programme.

A care setting has been selected for the initiative and Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine are now calling on artists to apply for this residency.

Information for Artists 

The artist selected will work closely with the residents of the selected care setting over a medium length period of time (4 months) with a view to opening up creative arts practice to the residents and in terms of supporting this specialist area of work.

Specifically, the residency will combine the artist's engagement of the older people in creative processes with his / her creative reflection on this.

WHAT and the Creative Exchanges programme will help broker the relationship between Age & Opportunity and the care setting, offer 1 – 2 mentoring sessions to the selected artist and link the artist to artists with experience of working with people with dementia.

The artist will also be supported by the advice of a more experienced artist that will be sourced by Age & Opportunity in consultation with both artists.

How to Apply

For further information on the residency and for details on how to apply download this document:

Bealtaine Care Setting Residency 2017 (PDF)

Applications should be submitted to Bealtaine visual arts co-curator Linda Shevlin no later than April 25th e-mailed to (E-mail applications should not exceed 12MB in size).


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