cARTrefu, which means to reside in Welsh, is a two year programme run by Gwanwyn which aims to improve access to quality arts experiences for older people in residential care.
We've recruited 16 professional artists in four different fields of performing arts, visual arts, words and music. These artists will deliver 8-week residencies across the length and breadth of Wales, introducing a mix of established art forms and new activities residents may not have had the chance to experience before.
Through cARTrefu, Age Cymru will deliver over 1,000 art workshops in care homes around Wales. We're able to offer these workshops for free due to support from the Arts Council of Wales and the Baring Foundation.
We hope that cARTrefu will foster a greater appreciation of the arts among care home staff as they work with our artists. We want care home staff to acquire new skills and gain more confidence in sharing and practicing them in their daily work with residents.
If you'd like more information about our cARTrefu project, please contact us.