Welcome to PAMIS’ creative arts page. We recognise the vital role the creative arts plays in the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, those that support them and the wider communities. Storytelling is at the heart of PAMIS, and here you will find the spirit of stories weaves through every aspect of what we do at PAMIS.
From creating multi-sensory stories personal to individuals, on a whole range of topics, such as support to help people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and those that care for them through challenging times, to enjoying a story by the river or at the festival, you will find lots here to help you explore ideas for creating your own stories.
We are extremely lucky to have on our staff a team of creative innovators championing accessibility in the arts sector.
Maureen Phillip – Maureen is a multi-sensory-story telling practitioner and is the Creative Inclusion Director at PAMIS. Maureen has over 20 years experience working with PAMIS in research, family support and multi-sensory story practice with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and supporters. Maureen has an MA (hons)in English and MSc in Information Science and is passionate about the inclusion of people with PMLD in the Creative Arts in all sectors.
Heather Molloy – Heather is a Children’s Author and Storyteller based in Dumfries and Galloway. A fully qualified and experienced Teacher of Drama and Additional Support Needs, Heather has led multiple successful inclusive arts projects in Dumfries and Galloway. Heather is currently working on a multi-sensory storytelling and drama project that supports people to create and develop new accessible storytelling and drama groups.
Heather’s work also includes consulting and working alongside arts and heritage organisations in developing multi-sensory resources that support local families.
The team also work in partnership across Scotland with freelance creative artists, musicians, festivals and museums to deliver an ambitious programme of creative arts suitable for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The resources on these pages provide a flavour of this work. We hope you enjoy them!