DSDC News

By Siobhan McDermott

January 14th, 2015

IdeasLab to explore impact of the Arts and Culture on dementia

A worldwide search is on for projects which show how the Arts and Culture will shape the future of dementia for the better. Ideas are being sought by the international Dementia Services Development Centre ahead of an IdeasLab event being held on 25 February 2015.

“We are looking to support ideas and projects which embody the positive impact the Arts and Culture can have on the way dementia is seen or engaged with over the next 5 years”, says Professor June Andrews, Director of the Centre, based at the University of Stirling.

“The IdeasLab is not an academic exercise. It is about stimulating ideas which have a real chance of making a difference and then helping make them happen. It is a genuine world-wide call for ideas and projects which an international Panel will then interrogate and help develop further,” she adds.

The deadline for submissions is 10 February 2014 via the DSDC website.  

The IdeasLab event is being held on 25th February in Belfast in Northern Ireland, where DSDC has been working on supporting change since 2008 in a joint project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Northern Ireland Government.

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