joyn - company for art & therapy Annual Report 2010 Art & Health Exhibition, July 2010
November 2009 -April 2010The Puppet Projectaimed to challengesectarianism andracism by involvingchildren from diversebackgrounds in theproject.The project wasfunded by Peace III.March-MayHuman Rightsworkshops withchildren from theMCR andAbbeyquarter. Theproject was fundedby Peace III.
March - May:Open Studiosessions forparticipants fromTubbercurry DayCentre with avariety of physicaldisabilities andlearning needs.The LotteryFoundation fundedthe sessions.March - June:Open Studiosessions foradultsexperiencingmental healthdifficulties fundedby the VEC.
July: The Exhibition‘Network’ presenteda range of workwhich had beenproduced incollaborative arts n’health settings inCounty Sligoincluding mentalhealth services, TheWheelchairAssociation, variousactive age groupsand the BealtaineFestival.July - OctoberInside Out/Outside;A suitcase forHuman Rights;Workshop serieswith the HumanRights Suitcase atthe Model & NilandArt Gallery.
AugustFirst summercamp at joyn. Oneweek of art, gamesand fun!April –December 2010NewCommunities andPeace – Arts inPrimary Schools:Anti racistworkshops withthe HumanRights Suitcase;The programmewas funded byPeace III
September Seriesof Art basedHuman Rightsworkshops with theHuman RightsSuitcase at theMillenium Court inPortadown,Northern Ireland;funded by Peace IIISeptemberBadge MakingWorkshop forCulture Night
September 2010 –January 2011Recycling workshopwith clients fromRehab CareFebruary 2010 tonow Open Studiosessions for clientsfrom Rehab Care.
In addition to the specific projects joyn has been running Open Studio sessions for adultsand children from diverse backgrounds on an ongoing basis. joyn provides an arttherapy service for individuals and groups. Participants come privately, or come throughinstitutions/services such as Mercy Primary School, Rehab Care, National LearningNetwork. joyn also facilitated a support group for women asylum seekers. This was apilot project funded by HSE.During the last year joyn has been running workshops for professionals in health,education and social care who are interested in learning about art therapy and how it canbe adapted to the needs of various client groups. These workshops combine elementsof art therapy theory with experiential workshops to provide a multi-faceted learningexperience. joyn facilitated training for staff from Sligo Rape Crisis and the FamilyResource Center.We are also running experiential workshops which aim to promote the personal andcreative development of participants through art making and reflection.