Discover the new ClowNexus project – #BHHMembersInitatives

Healthcare clowns greatly contribute to the emotional wellbeing of different vulnerable groups. The art of clowning enables the trained artists to support, encourage and connect with the audiences by recognising their needs and exploring their wishes and creativity on an in co-creation processes.

That is why BHH member Pallapupas has joined the new ClowNexus project!

ClowNexus is a three year project in which eight European healthcare clowning organisations want to explore more in detail how healthcare clowns and humour can be used to develop stronger social connections. They aim to enable better communication with people living with dementia, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their caregivers.

These organizations are developing new methodologies to work with 2 large vulnerable groups. The main goals are:

  1. To improve the access to artistic performances and contribute to the social inclusion of people with dementia as well as children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a laboratory in Spain, they had the opportunity to do a DCM (Dementia Care Mapping) observing the reactions of the residents of the elderly home with the clowns, in order to be able to evaluate them from the specific point of view of dementia. That allowed them to be able to analyze the intervention and get knowledge.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of healthcare clowning organizations in Europe to co-create and to implement transformative learning processes.

With the project ClowNexus, they aim to find a common path to create, play, laugh and enjoy art together, giving time and space to everybody to express their perspectives, feelings and creativity. All activities of ClowNexus are monitored and evaluated to measure the impact.

Discover more about Pallapupas HERE and don’t miss your chance to find out more about this project HERE.