Creative Legacy, the award winning arts and health project with Liverpool Hospitals’ Palliative Care service, continues to both evolve and delight. Thanks to grant funding from the 2018 Dry July Foundation, this year the program has trained 12 local professional artists in palliative care in the practice of legacy making with patients and families in palliative care. The program offers connection and joy through conversation and art making. The program was recently featured on channel 9's TODAY show and you can view here.
This year saw 5 new artists on the ward as well as several returning artists from the previously funded 'Reflected Legacy' project. New artists on the ward this year needed to be local and to be able to adapt their own arts practice to the legacy making. The magic of this program, and it does feel like some kind of magic*, is when the legacy artists, nurses, doctors, allied staff, cleaners etc, work together with a patient and family, to provide the wholistic care that can be so meaningful and timely and full of human warmth.
You can read a full article introducing you to some of the new artists and the families that they have supported HERE.