The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) wish to appoint a Fellow to work with their Art and Ageing Programme. In the past year, IMMA has worked within the institution to develop both awareness and skills with its staff in relation to welcoming and facilitating people living with dementia and their families / carers to the museum. The purpose of the Fellowship is to create the potential for more interventions for people living with dementia and embed practice in IMMA’s programmes through adopting an action research model.
On a national level IMMA has continued to play an active role in the Azure network (an alliance of cultural organisations that aim for greater inclusion of people with dementia in an Irish cultural context), to work with Age and Opportunity on their training programme Creative Exchanges (for professionals working in care settings), and to work directly with their local hospital St. James’s in association with the new centre MISA (Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing) which is affiliated through its teaching university Trinity College to the Global Brain Health institute.
An action research model will allow for testing out new ways to develop the Azure model, to identify evaluation methodologies that are sensitive to the ‘social model’ of engagement that IMMA is adopting, and to work in partnership with medical colleagues in the MISA institute and Trinity College to both grow the number of participants in IMMA’s programmes, to reflect on their effectiveness and to disseminate the learning through IMMA’s national and international networks.
The deadline for Fellowship applications is 25 August 2017 at 5pm.
For more information and how to apply, download the Fellowship Profile.