Our Work Of Art – Volunteer Training and Network

Our Work of Art:  A community art project focused on inspiring older people as volunteers, to then support older frailer people as participants, in socially engaged, group creative practice.

The  training team was from Kent Arts and Wellbeing, Espression Arts CIC supported by Dr Pat Chung, Senior lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Two rounds of training were delivered in July and again in September 2018. The content and approach was evolved from the LAPWING project training, developed for Kent artists in 2016.

The training team:

Mentoring

Several of the team supported the volunteers before and during their creative delivery working with the older people by:

‘Our Work of Art – Creative Volunteer Network’

THE PROJECT LEGACY

Highly motivated, upskilled volunteers, inspired to lead future quality group creative-making.

VOLUNTEER QUOTES

VOLUNTEER NETWORK SESSION

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Project Partners

Espression Arts CIC with Kent Arts & Wellbeing

Project Funders

Canterbury City Council, Arts Council England, Kent Community Foundation, The Big Lottery Fund, Kent County Council

Posted On: July 23rd, 2018