Skills Exchange was a collaborative art and social research project that took place between January 2007 and April 2012.
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About the project
Through five embedded multi-year residencies, Skills Exchange projects tested the idea that isolation and discrimination are best addressed if artists, older people, care-workers and others exchange their skills on the equal ground, altering roles, representations and well-rehearsed relations through processes of creative exchange.
Final project report
The Modalities of Exchange Report will be of interest to those working in participatory and socially engaged art practice, art evaluation, gerontology, as well as those working in the field of elderly care.
The report reviews the way in which art is discussed in social care and social care is discussed in art. Surveys five case studies and the ways in which participants re-shaped the original project aims, identifies Modalities of Exchange developed across the studies and summarises them for consideration by funders, policymakers, care-workers, administrators of organisations of art and care.