How We Can Support You
We know that working in a predominantly rural county can be a challenge. If you have an idea, who do you talk to? If you need advice on writing a funding application, who can you call? Or if you just want to be connected with other like-minded people, where do you go?
Part of our role is to offer answers to these questions. And if we don’t know, or we’re not able to help, we’ll be honest and point you towards someone who might. Within our team, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we’re happy to share, but we also have finite resources and capacity to respond to every request. But we will do our best to help.
In practice, this means we can be at the end of the phone or Skype for a chat, respond to email requests or, when appropriate, arrange to meet face to face. Throughout each year, we facilitate several networking meetings for artists and practitioners to share good practice, broker relationships and reduce the isolating impact of working as an individual or small company.
Volunteer Opportunity: Dance and Dementia Group Assistant
Take Art are currently looking for volunteers with interest in or experience of dance or keeping active who would like to support the Our Turn project. Our Turn is a 2 year programme of creative day time activities that provide dance and wordplay sessions to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers.
Through the Dance and Dementia group we will deliver an accessible programme of creative dance activity for Our Turn working with patients living with dementia. Using specialist dance practitioners who are trained Postural Structural Instructors we aim to enhance mobility and stability and reduce the risk of falls as part of the classes. The sessions will be delivered in a community venue on a weekly basis.
The community based dance and dementia sessions will ensure that people living with impaired cognition and dementia will have the opportunity to be engaged in 60 sessions over the course of the project, as well as carers and family members who will be encouraged to join in as peer motivators.
As a Dance and Dementia Group Assistant you will participate in the dance sessions, offering encouragement and support to other group members as well as provide social interaction and help with serving teas and coffees.
Dance and Dementia Group Assistants are part of the dance team delivering the project and your help will ensure that all participants get the one-to-one support they need to maximise the benefits of taking part.
If you would like to volunteer for this role or have any further questions please email Nadine Griffiths, Dance Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org