Creative Dementia Arts Network present the Connections and Collaborations: Creative Dementia Arts Conference on Monday 11 June 2012 in The Albany, Deptford, London.

Creative Dementia Arts Network is developing a knowledge hub for everyone interested in using creative arts to improve the health and well being of people living with dementia and their carers. We provide information, training, consultancy and evaluation services and seek to build an on line community network that connects, collaborates and shares resources in arts and dementia. ARTZ UK, a founding member of the Creative Dementia Arts Network, organised a successful conference held in Oxford in 2011. In response to fantastic delegate feedback and a plea for more workshops the Connections and Collaborations Conference will be full of practice focused workshops. We aim to provide opportunities for learning, networking and above all inspiration!

The Albany is a community based arts venue with an established reputation for promoting creative development especially in the performing arts. Its commitment to diversity and work with people with disabilities make it a great venue for our second conference. We are very pleased that one of the Albany’s resident companies, Entelechy Arts, are leading a workshop and also providing live music for the Tea Dance that will end what we hope will be a memorable conference.

Who is this conference for?

Commissioners of arts and activities in health, social care and housing, artists, performers, and musicians, health and social care professionals and healthcare workers in hospitals, care homes and communities, galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, arts organisations, academics, researchers and students and anyone interested in this important and developing field.

Workshop leaders

John Killick – Poetry
Chris Gage – Ladder to the Moon
Lucinda Jarrett – Rosetta Life
David Slater & Rebecca Swift – Entelechy Arts
Bo Chapman & Zoe Flynn – Salmagundi Films
Alice Thwaite – Equal Arts
Charlotte Cunningham – Turtle Key Arts
Dr. Richard Coaten – Dance Psychotherapist
Dr. Ruth Bartlett – Living with Dementia Project
Sarah Plumb – Modern Art Oxford
Kate Horbury – Royal Academy of Arts
Neil & Lucy Mapes – Dementia Adventure
Dr Arlene Astell – Computer Based Reminscence
Maria Parsons – Artz UK, Creative Dementia Arts Network

Conference Fees

• Private and public organisations £120
• Voluntary organisations £80
• Small organisations, groups and individuals £50

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