Joanna Hopkins. Image credit: Joanna Hopkins.

Joanna Hopkins, Orchard Day Care Centre, Bealtaine Artist in Residence in a Care Setting 2017.

Age & Opportunity is seeking applications from professional artists with an interest and background in the arts and older people in a care context, to participate in a new Age & Opportunity professional development arts initiative, the Artists Care Exchange (ACE).

Professional artists from a wide range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to visual arts, dance, theatre, creative writing, music, circus and multidisciplinary arts.

ACE will offer six to eight professional artists who work in care settings with older people an opportunity to exchange information, advice, and experiences in a group situation, whilst also learning from a range of experts in the social, medical, and arts fields. Participants will sign up for six facilitated sessions taking place from October to December 2022. Each session will comprise of delivery on a specific topic delivered by an expert and a chat session, with a specific focus on arts and ageing in care.

There will also be an online speed mentoring session, giving participants the opportunity to learn further from more experienced artists. It is proposed that the sessions will meet via Zoom in the mornings every two weeks beginning the week of 3 October.

How to apply 
Closing date: 23 September at 5pm.

Further information and the application form are available from


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