Our Get Started project began in earnest at the end of January 2014 across four independent living sites (Wetherby Fulfilling Lives, Jude Court, Bedford Place and LiLAC). During these sessions, participants have worked with professional artists exploring movement, large scale painting and storytelling to give a few examples. Participants have use coloured liquid chalk, inks, paint and even lentils to journey into this creative world which marks the beginning of this three-year project.
Recently participants have shared their work during the celebration events and were given canvases of themselves and their artwork to remember their time on the project and to inspire them ready for Year 2!
The project is in partnership with Progress Care Housing Association and aims to use the arts as a vehicle for participants to increase personal development and tackle social isolation.
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from The Big Lottery Fund.
You can follow the progress here via the blog and also on Twitter; @artlinkwestyork #getstarted