Residents of St. Joseph’s Shankhill at a tea party event to celebrate the Fairland Collective

Age & Opportunity: Residents of St. Joseph’s Shankhill at a tea party event to celebrate the Fairland Collective

Age & Opportunity is seeking tenders from individuals with an interest and background in the arts and older people in a care context, to act as facilitator for the third year of the Artists Care Exchange (ACE), an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative. A facilitator is required from September to December 2024, with some additional work in the recruitment of participants in June/July.

The purpose of the facilitator is to work with the Age & Opportunity team to plan, manage, and host seven facilitated sessions and devise mentoring sessions for a group of artists between October and December 2024 as part of this initiative.

About ACE
ACE offers professional artists who work with older people in care settings 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.

ACE aims to:

  • Increase artists’ knowledge of the practicalities and ethics of working with older people in care settings;
  • Build stronger connections between artists working in this area ;
  • Support participating artists by offering mentoring in the arts & older people.

Tender requirements
The tender should provide the following information:

  • 700-word proposal outlining ideas and plan for the initiative (ideally based on the seven sessions outlined in the tender document) for ACE 2024;
  •  CV of no more than one page length;
  •  Current Tax Clearance Certificate;
  •  An outline of any added value or additional information you think is relevant.

Please submit your tender to:

How to apply
For a full description of the initiative, requirements and how to apply see:

Closing date for tender: Friday 19 April 2024 at 5pm 


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