Hoot Creative Arts
Hoot offers a range of creative activities to promote health and well-being. We are working towards being an ageless and dementia friendly service across all our activities.
Hoot is a flourishing arts & health organisation offering a range of opportunities for people to get involved in music, dance and other creative activities as a way of improving physical and emotional wellbeing. From their base in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, they work with local groups and communities to develop creative projects and services that everyone can take part in.
As specialists working with adults with mental health needs alongside a committed team of experienced community artists, they offer a full programme of quality creative activities with proven benefits for mental health and wellbeing.
Core sessions include harmony singing, drumming & percussion, guitar orchestra, taught forms and improvised dance, song writing and recording, while there are opportunities to explore other art forms like film-making and photography, creative digital technologies, and theatre. With their partner agency AiM (Artists in Mind) they also deliver a range of visual arts activity and creative writing projects.
They work with older people too, including pioneering work using the arts with people living with dementia conditions and their carers and harmony singing for wellbeing for the over 55’s.