HeArt of Care 2023

April 2023 - January 2024

HeArt of Care took the conversations about care away from the hidden rooms of domestic settings and place them at the heart of our public spaces.

Image by Carl Joyce

Partners:

Bristol Black Carers, Kingston Carers, muf architecture/arts and Caregivers Saathji, India

As a result of conversations between Rosetta Life, Helix Arts, Bristol Black Carers, Kingston Carers, muf/ architecture arts, Caregivers Saathji, India and many inspiring individuals, the HeArt of Care programme was launched to raise awareness nationally of unpaid carers and allow them a chance to share their stories as well as taking time out for them.

An Arts Council England funded project  HeArt of Care ran from April 2023 and culminated with live projections in January 2024.

Helix Arts delivered online and in person workshops in North Tyneside in Creative Journaling. Building on the You, Your Art Project in 2022, Carers in Bristol and Kingston also explored dance and poetry which our carers in North Tyneside had the option to attend online too.

The project enabled carers to take greater ownership of the representation and perception of care in public spaces.

A Letter to Yourself Online session

Wednesday 8 November 2023 

An online for a relaxed creative journaling session, ‘A letter to yourself’ was open to carers to take time out and be creative. Participants were guided to create “a letter to themselves” and given time to chat about their roles as a carers.

They took time out and learnt how to create personal journal pages unique to them.

Don’t worry if you missed out, you can take a watch at the session below and give it a go yourself.

Image credit. Jessica Kinnersley

HeArt of Care - Celebration Projections

On 19 January 2024, Helix Arts joined Rosetta Life in national projections showcasing the work of the project and raising awareness for carers. Projected in multiple locations in England including at the Linskill Centre, North Shields, participants and the public were invited to come along and immerse themselves in the artwork.

Rosetta Life

Rosetta Life is an arts-in-health organisation with twenty years experience of delivering pioneering performance arts projects in partnership with people living with serious or life limiting illnesses. Their vision is to enable all those living with life threatening illnesses and their families to live a full creative life. Their mission is to enable people to access participatory performance arts activities through transformative co-creation processes that improve the quality of life for all those who participate, and to transform perceptions of illness among those who witness the performances, live or online.

Get Involved

If you are a carer or group and would like to be involved in one our Arts and Health projects, get in touch.

info@helixarts.com

0191 241 4931

Thank you to our funders.

This project has been funded by Arts Council England.

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