How could artists’ skills contribute to the improvement of wellbeing in a community and outside it? In what ways could art be delivered to those who rarely leave their homes? The workshop organised by Palvelumuotoilu Palo contemplated the forms and possibilities of social art residence activities. The participants of the workshop included clients and employees of social housing as well as artists.
Dramaturge Jukka Heinänen and comics artist Jyrki Mäki shared their experiences from their residence periods at Startti, a group home for intellectually disabled people and we also heard one participant speak on how the activities introduced by the artists in residence had helped to forget anxieties related to other aspects of life, for example.