People of all ages and abilities get involved in co-creating exhibitions and events with Creativity In Care. Exhibitions and arts installations express experiences, ideas, identity, celebration or a desire for connecting and communicating with a wider audience.
We use a creative framework based on a set of principles (BICEPS model) to create space for people to use their own creativity and life experiences alongside artists.
This mix of radical dialogue and artistic quality creates an exciting exchange. The socially engaged arts often makes audiences, artists and co-artists see from new perspective. People regularly say that they are inspired to think more deeply about their own understanding of ‘equality’ ‘power’ ‘inclusion’ ‘aesthetics’ or ‘meaning’.
The process is a learning experience for everyone involved. It increases respect and appreciation for the creative ‘beingness’ of every person regardless of diagnosis, prognosis or position in society.
2017: Reclamation of Self – An art exhibition by members of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (Highlands) partners at Eden Court, Bishops Rd, Inverness. Free
2016: Seas The Day – Navigating Our Way. Funded by Awards For All
2016 Places Remembered and Imagined – intergenerational and all abilities (inclusive of general public) project funded by Adult Learning Partnership Grant (High Life Highland). Exhibitions in Alness, Invergordon and Ullapool.
2015 Planets (with Birchwood Highland) –
2014 -2016 Peace Tales in partnership with Brora Learning Centre, Node Graphics, Abriachan Forest Trust and Zenwing Puppets. A series of exhibitions and performances about peace around the Highlands and Edinburgh.
2013 Creative Brains … sculptures of what people would like to think about inside their heads, made by people with dementia, family carers care staff, older people and people in contact with mental health support. The exhibition toured from Brora in Sutherland to Buckie in Morayshire across 13 venues as part of the Highland Mental Health Arts and Film festival and Moray Feelgood Festival. Images here