Arts Derbyshire News - Matinée newsflash
Matinée is a Derbyshire based scheme that initially focused on providing dementia friendly film events in village halls and community venues across the county to provide opportunities to access cultural events for those people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers. Matinée is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Matinée Outreach is a new element to the scheme and a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the project and its participants. We have had to cancel all our film screenings for the next year and know that is depriving many people living with dementia and their carers of cultural and social interaction. Our response is to recruit and contract 2 artists to work creatively with c.30 individual households (c.15 for each artist) with people living with dementia and their carers living in Derbyshire and currently isolated due to the COVID-19 situation. The project aims to develop their sense of social connectedness – not only through developing a new relationship with an artist remotely, but knowing they are involved in a project that other people are also participating in, and with the option to present some of their new skills and creative pieces in public at a later date. The project will enable people living with dementia to explore, develop and grow through creativity.
We are currently recruiting for 2 artists to deliver our Matinée Outreach project. Further information about the roles, and project, and the application requirements are given in the four documents below.
All applications must be received by 9am on Monday, 24th August 2020. Applications received after that time cannot be accepted.
For further information or queries please contact the Matinée Project Co-ordinator:
- Frances Watt
- Tel: 07449 732322