Creative Exchanges

'I can't tell you the difference it has made to me. I am seeing my role in an entirely new light'                                                                                                                           - Participant, Creative Exchanges

We have two Creative Exchanges planned for 2018, one in Tralee in January and one in Dublin.

 

Creative Exchanges Tralee

Below are the details of the next Creative Exchanges course, taking place in Traleeclick here to download the flyer.

Venue:   Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Dates:   Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January,  

              Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 

              and Friday 2nd March 2018 

For application forms, and to book the Tralee course please contact Caroline Daly:  e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t: 066 7195635 or m: 086 7872107 

 

 

Creative Exchanges Dublin

Below are the details of the next Creative Exchanges course, taking place in Dublinclick here to download the flyer.

Venue:   Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin

Dates:   Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March, 

             Thursdays 15th, 22nd and 29th March 

             and Thursdays 12th and 19th April 2018

The cost of the course is €650. To apply please fill in the application form and send it back to us by post or email. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the programme

Creative Exchanges covers such topics as:

  • The principles and characteristics of person-centred care
  • Person-centred communication
  • Working creatively with people who have dementia
  • Planning activity work for older people
  • Exploring music-based movement and drama-related activities
  • Working with the visual arts
  • Utilising digital media to explore image and sound

The programme offers an understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting; experience of taking part in arts-based workshops; practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings.

QQI Accreditation

The course is a QQI Level 6 accredited qualification (a component award in Arts and the Community 6N3585), consisting of seven full days, 10am-4m each day, over a three month period.* No formal qualifications are required, but an interest in arts and creativity or working with older people, as well as a commitment to attend the seven days training and undertake a significant amount of self-directed project and study work is essential.

Course Assessment

Assessment comprises a project and portfolio (including a learner journal). The project which is 50% of the assessment involves planning, costing, running and evaluating an ‘arts-activity’ in a nursing home or residential day care setting.

*It has a credit value of 15 and a full award at level 6 is 120 credits. It is a component in a major award, Arts. The accreditation system allows credits from different awards to be accumulated over time, and for them to be used to contribute to a Major award. 

Is this Course for You?

Creative Exchanges is a course for anyone leading creative activities with older people in care settings. Participants develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in either residential or day care settings. The course brings together practitioners from different arts disciplines and others with related expertise to discuss different approaches and to lead participants in arts activity.

Creative Exchanges programme has won the Allianz Community Prize at Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2014. Find out more about the Allianz prize here. 

Find out more about Creative Exchanges by contacting us on 01 805 7709 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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