Visual Arts Residency
We hope to support the professional development of artists.
What is the Visual Arts Residency?
Our two visual arts residencies encourage creative relationships between professional artists, and between professional artists and artists with learning disabilities. They are also part of our professional development activity to support artists in their ongoing practice.
How does it work?
The residencies take place in two locations during the year:
How can I get involved?
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We believe that, whether you are 8 or 80 years old, we all should have access and opportunities to attend and participate in the arts and to realise our creative potential. Fresh thinking, bold experimentation and creativity are all fundamental to delivering a high quality of life for older people.
Research shows that arts programmes involving music, visual arts and drama, among other activities, have a profound influence on the quality of life of older people, with positive impacts on health, psychological well-being, confidence and autonomy as well as other benefits such as:
- mental wellbeing
- reduced stress
- improved cognition
- sense of identity and personhood
- increased self-esteem and confidence
- reduced boredom.