Supporting arts opportunities for dementia in BAME commmunities – Training incentive programme

At Arts 4 Dementia, we aim to have diverse participation in all arts workshops, training conference and other activities,  We also want to do what we can to help those from ethnic minority communities create workshops and Zoom groups for people living with dementia from a similar cultural heritage.

  • Are you a Black, Asian, or minority ethnic community member and do you have a great idea for a discussion group or arts workshop group that may include people with early-stage dementia within a BAME community?
  • Would you like guidance on how to set up an effective remote access group?
  • Would you like to participate in an enjoyable interactive training day with other facilitators and be able to share ideas and network?
  • Would you like to do all this at a 70% discount on a popular and already heavily subsidised training?

The opportunity: 

    1. We are offering THREE places in our next Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators via Zoom with a focus on delivering workshops remotely at a heavily discounted price of just £25 (a 70% discount on the regular, already subsidised price of £85.).  This training is on Friday 4 December.
    2. To further encourage the availability of arts opportunities for people living with dementia and carers within BAME communities, we are offering successful applicants to this scheme the opportunity for a full refund of the £25 discounted training fee if you can demonstrate that, having attended the full train.ing day, you have led or assisted in TWO or more sessions attended by BAME community members living with dementia (subject to completing a very short report).
    3. We welcome participants joining the training from all countries, however this offer is limited to applicants from the United Kingdom.

    If you are from the BAME community and are either already running or wish to run a group to include people with early-stage dementia or wish to provide arts opportunities for people living with dementia and would like one of these places, please complete the form below, as soon as you can.  If your application meets our guidelines, we will send a link to give you a link to enable you to buy one, if there is still a place available.

    Support with arts workshops.  And tell us if you are with an arts organisation in London that would be interested to deliver arts workshops for people in the community living with early-stage dementia and carers.  We may be able to help you with that too.

    The aim of the training: To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community, particularly through remotely accessible activities.

    About the training:  This interactive training, which you can take from home, is led by an outstanding trainer and you will have an opportunity to meet with other arts facilitators in small “break-out rooms”.  You will find it informative, stimulating and uplifting.  After the pandemic, the 800+ people who have taken our training to date will reach over 15,000 people affected by dementia a year.  Meanwhile many are running remote access workshops and events.

    Further information here

    We use this information for equality and diversity monitoring purposes. The above groups are based on Gov UK guidelines according to the 2011 census.