National Day of Arts in Care Homes – 24 September 2019

The big day, Tuesday 24 September 2019, is nearly here but it’s not too late to organise an event in or for a care home. All you have to do is organise any kind of arts activity, large or small and let us know about it.

From the most basic painting session to textiles, dance, drama, ceramics, poetry, music and choirs, help engage and stimulate residents (and staff)!

Show us what you’re doing

There’s two ways we’d love you to keep us informed of what you’re doing.

1. Let us know what you have planned

Let us know what you’re planning before the event. Complete this simple form or by contact us by email.

2. Show us what’s going on, on or after the day

On or after 24 September, please post pictures and stories about your event on social media including the hashtag #artsincarehomes in your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts.

If you include the hashtag and send us stories and images, it will help us show the level of support for offering more arts activities in care homes. Arts activities help to enhance the health, happiness and wellbeing of care home residents s well as increasing job satisfaction for staff.

You can also follow us using the social media links at the top of this page.

Need more help?

Download our “Get involved” pack.

This consists of some basics to help set up and promote an event:

  • The Baring Foundation’s easy to use Treasury of Arts Activities for Older People;
  • Poster templates for you to publicise the event;
  • Logos and images to use for social media and Facebook promotion.

Download the Get Involved pack  (56mb) >>

Find an artist

Nervous about doing something yourselves and need someone with experience to lead your activity? Visit our Find an Artist pages.

Find other resources

We have lots of practical toolkits and guidance for various art forms to help provide vibrant, engaging art sessions for residents.

Let us know what you have planned:

If you are organising an event which you think would make an interesting news story or article, please contact us.

Tell us what you are doing for National Day of Arts In Care Homes - 24 September 2019

Don’t forget – on or after 24 September, please post pictures and stories about your event on social media including the hashtag #artsincarehomes in your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts.