Superact heads to Arts & Cultural Intervention Lab at FACT

By September 27, 2017 News No Comments
FACT, the arts, technology and science hub in Liverpool

Superact is heading to FACT, Liverpool this week to participate in an AHRC-funded Creative Development Lab on the theme of arts and cultural interventions in dementia care.

Janine Stedman will represent Superact at the day-long Lab taking place on Thursday 28 September. Janine is Senior Project Manager with Superact and project lead on Erasmus+ project, Handmade Wellbeing, a project which explored the importance of creativity in healthcare settings, particularly long term care.

Janine with professional artists on Handmade Wellbeing visiting Graz, October 2016

The Creative Economy Health and Wellbeing Hub at FACT

The Creative Economy Health and Wellbeing Hub, based in FACT, put out a call earlier this month looking for individuals with a passionate interest in arts and cultural interventions in dementia care to join them for a day-long collaborative event.

Together, participants and Lab facilitators will map the current state of the arts and culture field and explore future opportunities for innovative, cross-sector R&D in dementia care.

Commenting on the Lab, Janine said,”Thank you to the Hub team at FACT for inviting Superact to the Lab. This is a wonderful opportunity to not only share Superact’s recent learnings from our Handmade Wellbeing project, but to also meet, share and discuss new opportunities for cross-sector work with other experts in this field. After everything else, we all want the same thing – to support the best of arts and cultural work in dementia care.”

The Arts and Cultural Intervention Lab

The Arts and Cultural Interventions Lab gathers together experts from others sectors and aims to constructively discuss the challenges & opportunities in supporting the best of arts and cultural work in dementia care.

Participants come from a wide variety of perspectives in the field. Some come with a deep subject knowledge in a core area of arts and cultural work related to dementia care, for example with a focus on music, visual arts. Others will approach the dementia field from the perspective of psychology / neuroscience research, digital cultures and practices, and emerging creative technologies.

More information can be found on the FACT website.