Ieva Petkutė has been working in arts for health, initiating and implementing arts practice and research projects aimed to create access to arts as well as to raise awareness about the importance of arts for well-being. Since 2016, her primal focus has been to investigate the potential of arts practice in residential care and/or museum programming for people living with dementia, their carers, and family members.
Petkutė is developing the very first dementia friendly museum programme “Susitikime muziejuje,” which acts as a platform for learning and exchange for people living with dementia, their carers, family-members, social and cultural workers and wider society. With the Atlantic Fellowship at GBHI, she hopes to expand her understanding of dementia and to get a deeper insight into how arts practice could contribute to other sectors’ work in dementia. Petkutė loves to travel and explore both her neighbourhood and faraway lands (best if with her beloved two and four-legged ones).
Bio: Ieva Petkutė received Art History and Cultural Management and Cultural Policy training from Vilnius Academy of Arts. After a completed internship at the Institute of European Studies in France, her professional career took a shift to the field of arts for health. Ieva has implemented numerous local and international arts projects that advocate for the right to culture and arts to everyone.