brighterkind is delighted to announce our collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals on a new inclusive digital art project to bring culture and creativity into the daily lives of our residents.
Launching on Friday 24th September, National Day of Arts in Care Homes, our Beautiful Planet project will provide a range of art activities to all of our homes and communities across the UK.
As part of the project, our residents will be able to view artworks from the Paintings in Hospitals collection both physically and digitally via screens and tablets. Residents will then have the chance to explore the imagery, techniques and inspirations found in the artworks first-hand through a suite of new engagement activities.
Using artworks that explores the themes of Land, Sea and Sky, each activity is expertly designed by Paintings in Hospitals to offer support for participants’ mental and physical health. This approach supports and complements our Magic Moments programme aimed at providing activities for the mind, body, and soul.
Dominic Harbour, Relationship & Development Manager at Paintings in Hospitals, said: "The project focuses on individual health and wellbeing through personal creativity, involving anything from keeping a sketchbook or making digital photographs, to enjoying nature or listening to music.”
Our teams will run artwork-inspired activities including, collage making, abstract photography, sunlit walks, stargazing and word association. With our wide variety of activities, we ensure there’s something for everyone. Whether that’s getting involved in an exciting group activity or a therapeutic activity they can enjoy from the comfort of their room, our Magic Moments team are passionate about tailoring our activities programme to our residents' interests and needs.
Steve Gardner, Head of Product Development at Four Seasons Health Care Group, said: “Arts and culture offer a wide variety of opportunities to stimulate a diverse range of interests, has many benefits for health and wellbeing and has always been an important feature in our Magic Moments activities programme. It has a wonderful way of evoking special memories and making us reflect in a way that’s personal to everyone. The range of activities associated with the project aren’t restricted to creating art, but do guarantee creativity, thoughtful discussion and good times.”
You can learn more about our Magic Moments activities programme and how it supports the mind, body and soul here.