Events for visitors living with dementia
Gallery Tour and Handling Session for Westminster Memory Service, led by Harry Baxter, June 2010
'InMind at the RA’ sessions
‘We offer a programme of interactive handling and conversation events for individuals living with dementia and their family members, friends and supporters. Everyone is welcome to view and discuss works from the RA Permanent Collection in the Fine Rooms over a cup of coffee, and to handle specially created multi-sensory objects related to the artworks. These sessions take place once a month, cost £3 and are free for family members, friends and supporters. Check our events listings
for upcoming sessions.
to read a review from Disability Arts Online of our InMind at the RA programme.
to read a poem inspired by an InMind at the RA event.
An index of the artworks discussed at the InMind sessions can be found here.
Click here to read an evaluation report of the InMind at the RA programme, compiled by independent evaluator Susan Potter (5.1 MB)
Thank you for the wonderful 'Courting Cupid' session yesterday. The client I had with me had a marvellous time – it really lifted her spirits, and the care and empathy you both showed her made her relaxed and empowered. Her family are delighted. This client has considerable behavioural difficulties as a result of her cognitive impairment severely impacting on her ability to have any good relationships with others. It is a testament to the RA that we brought the best out of her yesterday - the level of challenge was perfect and sensitively handled.
Sarah Cellan-Jones, Westminster Memory Service, following a visit to the 'InMind at the RA: Courting Cupid' event
Arts and Older People: Travelling Fellowships with The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
In partnership with The Baring Foundation, we will be awarding another 10 Travelling Fellowships in the category of Arts and Older People.
This is the second year of a three year partnership, and those awarded a Fellowship will travel abroad to bring back best practice from overseas. The Fellowships are each an average of 6 weeks long, with all travel and living expenses covered by us.
We are very keen to reach out to anybody who sees this as an opportunity to travel overseas in order to bring back new ideas and best practice for the benefit of others and their organisation in the UK. We also believe that this is a unique opportunity in personal development terms for a career sabbatical for some of your staff.
Full details of the Trust and our other categories are on our website.
The application process is online and closes on 2nd October this year.
2010 ‘Access for All’ Dementia Symposium, in conjunction with MoMA, at the RA
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for further information on this symposium.
This symposium focused on making the arts accessible for people with Dementia and their carers. The day included a medical overview of dementia, presentations from people who work in dementia services as well as from arts organisations who deliver programmes for people with dementia. The day was primarily geared to access and education staff in arts organisations.
The event built on the 'Meet Me' project developed by staff at the Museum of Modern Art and linked it to projects in London arts organisations. To learn more about the MoMA project visit their website.
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to download the power point presentation by MoMA on their art and dementia programme
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to download the power point presentation by the Access Officer at the RA
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to download the power point presentation by the Wallace Collection
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to download the presentation by Wigmore Hall
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to download the presentation by Westminster Arts
Supported by The Evan Cornish Foundation.