Discoveries in Distanced Arts

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brightly coloured painted bird
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Discoveries in Distanced Arts: The work, wonder, and wear of remote creative programmes.
Academic research, led by Queen Mary University of London and Entelechy Arts and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.

About the research

Staying Connected is a series of programmes keeping older people enjoying creativity and one another’s company, when they’ve not been able to meet in person during 2020 & 2021. You can read more about these programmes here.

The research, led by Queen Mary University of London and Entelechy Arts, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation. Staying Connected is a programme of work for older people in Lewisham (South East London) and includes programmes led by Entelechy Arts and the Meet Me… programme ​which is run in partnership with the Albany.

In this 18 month project, longitudinal research will investigate the impact, or impacts, of Entelechy Arts’ remote programme on older adults’ connection, health, and well-being.

The project team comprises Dr Janelle Jones, Dr Claire Howlin, and Elizabeth Quinn (Queen Mary University of London) and Maddy Mills, Christine Lee and David Slater (Entelechy Arts).

Learning and findings

On Wednesday 24th November 2021, Entelechy Arts hosted a free online event to share learning and practical tips for how to develop remote creative programmes, co-created with older people, based on the first stage of this research project.

Insights shared included challenges and successes in the design and delivery of remote program​mes, the wonder and engagement that can be brought to artistic practices through flexibility, and strategies for managing the emotional wear associated with new ways of working.

Below, you can watch the recording of the event and download the report, researched by Queen Mary University of London, containing the main findings we discussed during the event.

Download the report

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