Promoting creativity, self worth and achievement for people with dementia.

CrossReach runs creative arts groups for people with dementia all across Scotland. These sessions are called Heart for Art.

We set up Heart for Art in 2010, and it’s been bringing joy to people affected by dementia ever since.

We know from research and our own experience that creativity stimulates conversation, aids concentration and even improves memory retention.

With pencil or paintbrush in hand, we see people with dementia expressing themselves freely and finding new ways to communicate.

In the company of art tutors and others with dementia, our artists find friendship, purpose and acceptance. As their confidence grows, so do their smiles.

“I have two sons who are both art teachers. I am looking forward to showing them my artwork as proof they got their talent from me”

Support for families and carers
Heart for Art provides an activity you can do alongside someone with dementia. At the same time it gives you a chance to take a break or speak to others in a similar situation. You can also get advice from a CrossReach Dementia Ambassador – there’s one on hand at every Heart for Art session.

Breaking down barriers
We try to exhibit our artwork as much as we can, proving the value and beauty of what people with dementia can do. This helps to break down barriers of stigma and discrimination.

“Exhibiting work means that our participants can share their voice and demonstrate that people with dementia can contribute something beautiful to this world.”

- - Laura McLeod, Project Co-ordinator.

Anybody with dementia is welcome along to our Heart for Art sessions. It doesn’t matter if you’ve painted all your life or you’re completely new to it. Come along and experience the creativity, companionship and self-confidence that Heart for Art provides

Questions about costs, referrals or joining Heart for Art?
Call us on 01324 718674

Where’s your nearest Heart for Art session?
Bankfoot
Bankfoot Church Centre
Tulliebelton Road
Bankfoot
Perth
PH1 4BS
Call: 01324 718674

Broughty Ferry
Broughty Ferry New Kirk
Queen Street
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
DD5 2HQ
Call: 01324 718674

Edinburgh
Charteris Centre
140 The Pleasance
Edinburgh
EH8 9RR
Call: 01324 718674

Garelochhead
Garelochhead Medical & Resource Centre
McAulay Place
Garelochhead
Argyll and Bute
G84 0SL
Call: 01324 718674

Glasgow Broomhill
Broomhill Church
Randolph Road
Glasgow
G11 7JL
Call: 01324 718674

Glasgow
Stamperland
Stamperland Parish Church
Stamperland Gardens
Glasgow
G76 8LJ
Call: 01324 718674

Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright Parish Church
40/42 Mary Street
Dumfries and Galloway
DG6 4DN
Call: 01324 718674

Musselburgh
Northesk Parish Church
Bridge Street
Musselburgh
EH21 6AA
Call: 01324 718674

Stonehaven
Fetteresso Parish Church
Bath Street
Stonehaven
AB39 2DH
Call: 01324 718674

Tighnabruaich
Kyles Parish Church
Kames
Argyll and Bute
PA21 2AD
Call: 01324 718674