About Us: Collaborations

As Dementia Arts Trust has grown, we have had the privilege to collaborate with different organisations and groups as well as take part in projects and events. 




Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA)

We have had a longstanding relationship with VASA and they were integral in us delivering our first community based classes, within our own studios.


Alzheimer’s Scotland 

Working alongside Alzheimer’s Scotland Volunteers, we have delivered classes both at Alzheimer community groups and in Crosshouse hospital, delivering our Art in a Suitcase classes to long and short- term patients.

Care Homes

We take our Art in a Suitcase class in to around 35 Care Homes across Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire, delivering our structured Art classes.

NHS CST groups

We work with local Cognitive Stimulation Groups in Troon and Ayr, delivering monthly classes to their social groups.

The new Dementia Arts Hub

Our Hub, opening on the 18th November 2020, will be stationed in Troon and will offer a friendly service to provide information for those living with dementia. For more information, click here.

Ayrshire College

We presented our Dementia Art class to Level 6 Health & Social care students.

*Due to Covid19, In these areas we are currently operating on a remote / digital basis and providing alternate ways

to support people living with Dementia through art.

"As part of our therapeutic activity group based in Crosshouse Hospital we were delighted to collaborate with Art in a Suitcase. Their programme was varied, thoughtfully planned and our hospital clients engaged well with the activity. The art practitioners clearly had a lot of experience of working with people with dementia, they were very kind and encouraging. The afternoons flew by with a lot of fun and laughter".


Jill Haigh - Volunteer Co-ordinator for Alzheimer's Scotland

"I like the laughing when we are drawing together"

Student at Windyhall Care Home.

Below - Students at UWS