Pioneer Projects

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is a new and exciting Pioneer Project 3 year Big Lottery Reaching Communities funded project.

Pioneer Projects will be working with 4 Care Homes for older people in the district of Craven to develop an innovative programme of arts based activities with residents.

Care staff will be supported to deliver creative, fun and stimulating activities based on the identified needs and aspirations of residents.  There will be wide ranging creative opportunities, from movement and dance, to sculpture and printmaking.

Further, we will recruit, train and support volunteers, cultural venues and local organisations to contribute to this developing work.

We seek to build, in partnership with care staff, a creative culture which has creative practice as an integral part of all engagement.

Pioneer Projects has been designing and delivering creative sessions for people living with dementia throughout the district of Craven for the past 4 years. The creative delivery model has been tested and shared widely during this period through the weekly group sessions, training events and exhibitions.  The sessions are extremely popular and participants and carers consistently describe their pleasure at their involvement in these creative events.