Social movement theorists have identified boundary work as a key strategy that members of social movements use to engage with influential groups in society. As boundary crossing is increasingly viewed as an effective response to current health and care challenges, interest has also focused on the role of people at the boundary. Successful boundary crossing serves as a force for change, not just at the individual level and at the wider level of social practices. Regarding identification, research on the use of artworks and artistic practices in boundary work could help to understand the ways in which these successfully highlight, delineate and challenge established identities and practices. Research should explore the extent to which boundary work encourages reflection, engaging participants in a creative and enriching process of meaning making that enhances their personal and professional worlds. The use of music, art, drama, dance and visits to museums and galleries with people with dementia has increased substantially.