Connecting generations through art
Thursday 24th June 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Art can be a useful form of expression for younger and older people alike and we have seen younger and older generations coming together and through art during the pandemic. In this online event, we will explore how can we harness the power of art to communicate in intergenerational practice.
Join Generations Working Together, Magic Me, and Impact Arts to look at exercises, examples, and tips on working in the community and care homes. Arts organisations will share with us how they have continues to keep working during an extremely difficult year for arts organisations and how have they adapted to continue working during the pandemic.
We will be joined by Sarah Watson who currently manages the Inside Out project for Magic Me. Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community. During the pandemic, they have collaborated with artists and young people to keep the intergenerational connections alive. Sarah will share her experience of managing an art project during the pandemic and how creative projects can help generations come together.
Charlotte Craig will be representing Impact Arts, an award winning community arts organisation based in Glasgow and Edinburgh which has been running since 1994. Charlotte will talk about how Craft Cafe, which is self-directed by participants, has continued to run during the last year.