The MCA’s new Art & Dementia programs engage people with dementia through gallery explorations and hands-on creative artmaking sessions. Over the course of 10 weeks, intimate groups are invited to find their own meaning and connections with contemporary art.
This program includes a fortnightly ARTFUL At Home pack for participants and their carers to extend creative engagement beyond the museum. Each program is individually tailored by our Artist Educators and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants.
ARTFUL also incorporates a 3-year research initiative which is conducted in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. This research focuses on exploring how art can enhance well-being and markers of neuroplasticity in people with dementia.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss program details and your individual needs.
ARTFUL is free and open to individuals with dementia and group participants and is subject to the number of places available in the program. The research component of this program also comprises certain inclusion criteria.
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Artful: Art & Dementia program is supported by Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and is created in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.