Working with Equal Arts
We work closely with schools, care home providers, cultural venues, health organisations and local authorities to provide creative opportunities in communities to imrpove wellbeing.
Our projects and training packages are designed to meet the varying needs and requirements of our partners and those taking part from staff or pupils to volunteers and residents.
"Equal Arts is a beautiful organisation, in that it knows what it means to preserve someone’s personality when they have dementia."
"Often when people have dementia, in that moment of time life is fragmented and their identity is crumbling and you try to preserve what they have done in their lives, and hold on to what they have learned." Keith Hogan, adult services manager with Gateshead Council
“Working hand in hand with Equal Arts over the last five years we’ve seen the benefits of employing meaningful activities with our service users.
“The creative sessions and caring for the hens are something we all enjoy, and we’d actively encourage other care settings to make links with Equal Arts and embrace the support they give. It’s definitely improved the service we offer.”
Joanne Matthewson, manager at Shadon House - a dementia assessment centre recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
Job Opportunity: HenPower Artist Role
We are recruiting for HenPower Artists in Slough, Maindenhead, Hillingdon, Watford and High Wycombe.
The roles are for sessional workers who are interested in participatory work (cross artform) with groups of older people in care settings and intergenerational sessions.
The sessions are weekly and last for 2 hours with group sizes varying from 6-12 depending on artform. Groups will be larger when schools are involved.
We generally book artists for six sessions at a time, the projects are organised by our HenPower Associates who will be your main contact.
The rate of pay is £90 per session, which includes preparation and a short evaluation post session.
Experience or interest in hen-keeping would be beneficial as all the projects are part of the HenPower programme.
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We work with team of over 40 professional artists to run a huge variety of daily workshops and training sessions in venues across the UK.
All sessions are created to meet the individual needs and interests of participants and our partners.
From performance and sculpture to music, visual arts, photography and movement, our artists hold a wealth of skills, engaging people young and old to join in and explore their creativity.
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