Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the HCIM conference had to be postponed to April 20th- 22nd, 2022.
And this extra time gave us the opportunity and space to refine the program even more.
Last week of October clowndoctors from six different European countries met in Sarlóspuszta to learn more about people with dementia. The aim was to discover and go deep into this topic, getting inspiration and build up a professional team, which can co-create for the beneficiaries.
Red-nosed characters peek out from behind the trees. One climbs a tree and another admires the warmth of the autumn sun on her cheeks. What’s going on? The very first artistic laboratory of ClowNexus with healthcare clowns from several European countries has begun in Nuuksio, Espoo. The goal of the lab was to initiate the development of participatory clowning approaches for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Artists from six countries will come together for one week in Finland to explore co-creation with children with ASD, and one week in Hungary to explore co-creation with elderly people with dementia.
The European ClowNexus project aims to expand the possibilities of the art of clowning to embrace seniors with dementia and children with autism spectrum disorder.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the HCIM conference is postponed to April 20th- 22nd, 2022.
From 23rd to 27th august, 40 international artists and cultural managers from seven countries, who are part of the ClowNexus project, met in Vienna, Austria, for the official Kick-off meeting.
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting is a conference which aims to present the latest studies and insights from healthcare clowning and the effects of humor in medical and social environments.
Christophe Dumalin, Artistic Development Director of RED NOSES Intenational and Artistic Lead within the ClowNexus project, talks about how to engage with children with special needs.
With the freshly started Clownexus project, which involves eight European Healthcare Clown Organisations, we aim to facilitate access to culture and artistic clown activities for vulnerable groups. The main beneficiaries are people living with dementia and children having to cope with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).