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Creative Journeys Programme: Intergenerational Artist Development Day with Magic Me

Date published: 12/04/2017

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Thursday 11th May
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT
10am – 4.30pm
Are you an Essex based artist interested in intergenerational arts practice? Do you want to learn from the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational arts projects, Magic Me? Whether you already have some experience of working with schools and older people in residential homes or are interested in exploring intergenerational practice further, this free event is a must for anyone interested in delivering projects which span both the young and old to build stronger and safer community’s.
The day will outline the basics of intergenerational work, providing an opportunity to share best practice and consolidate and develop knowledge for those with more experience, provide artists with a better knowledge as to how to bring schools and residential home audiences together into one project and also ask artists to think about their own project ideas and how these can be developed.
As part of Creative Journeys an artist commission is being made available for two artists to work together to deliver an intergenerational arts project in the Rochford area, submissions to open from mid-May onwards. More information about this commission will be available at the event.
Places are limited and free but booking is essential. To book your place please email: andrew.ward@essex.gov.uk or call 033301 32470
Creative Journeys Programme Context:
The Creative Journeys project is part of a larger cultural and research programme that focuses on older people who live in care homes or attend day care sessions spread across 8 venues throughout Essex, and involving 4 innovative cultural organisations including Age Exchange, Magic Me, Orchestras Live in partnership with Sinfonia Viva and Green Candle Dance Company. The project will examine how these activities provide opportunities for older people to interact with each other and engage with the wider community. It will also examine how the activities influence the caring relationships between older people and those who work in the care homes.