Funding boost brings job opportunities for artists in Sussex
We're looking to work with artists with experience or an interest in working with older people and those living with dementia.
Now in more than 30 settings across the UK, our HenPower project combining hen-keeping and artist-led creative activities is looking to expand across Sussex following a funding award of £3,000 from the Sussex Community Foundation.
We're also keen to hear from care settings in the area wanting to take part in the project.
The award-winning HenPower brings weekly creative sessions and hens into care settings to help improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness.
Douglas Hunter, our co-director, said: “HenPower gives people a role and responsibility. It builds relationships and moves away from passive care you so often see in care settings. It harnesses people’s imagination and interests to empower themselves.
“This funding from the Sussex Community Foundation will allow us to expand on the successes we are already seeing and support even more people to benefit from creativity.”
The charity is looking to work with artists able to deliver sessions which include photography, music, movement, textiles, performing arts, visual arts, digital and sculpture.
It is also keen to speak with care settings interested in taking part in the project.
To find out more email [email protected] or ring 0191 477 5775.