The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has launched the third National Day of Arts in Care Homes.
Held on 24 September, the annual event celebrates the important role of arts and creativity in care homes.
NAPA will be partnering with a number of leading cultural organisations on this year’s event.
The Southbank Centre will continue to bring its project Art By Post to member care settings in the UK. Since launching, Art By Post has reached over 4,500 participants nationwide.
Manchester Museum is working with a NAPA care setting and through a series of creative arts activities inspired by the Museum’s collections, will explore with residents and staff the theme of ‘Museum for Life’, with a sharing/celebration event on the day.
NAPA will also be sharing the results of its consultation with the care sector commissioned by The Baring Foundation – Culture And Creativity in Every Care Home – A National Conversation, which is supported by Care England and the National Care Forum.
The charity will also be launching the second volume of the Treasury of Arts Activities for Older People, edited by Liz Postlethwaite and funded by The Baring Foundation and The Rayne Foundation. The Treasury contains 52 activity ideas supplied by artists working in partnership with care settings. It is designed to help and give confidence to anyone interested in organising creative activities with older people.
Get involved and register your event at: www.artsincarehomes.org.uk/nationalday
Download the Get Involved pack for ideas: www.artsincarehomes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/get-involved-2021.pdf
Share pictures and information on 24 September on Twitter @Artsincarehomes, and Facebook @artsincarenapa, using the hashtag #AICH2021.