Inspiring arts in older age

Inspirations

04-02-2016

Age Friendly Museums Day 2015 Care Home residents are made welcome at the ...

The British Museum’s Age Friendly Museums Day was designed specifically to enable care home staff to bring residents for a day out. It was hoped that the event would encourage staff to organise furt...

19-01-2016

Creative engagement with elders through storytelling - a USA perspective

Laura Menzies is a self-employed artist who lives in Falmouth, Cornwall. She recently completed a six week Travel Fellowship to North America, where she learnt more about the value of creative engagem...

24-11-2015

Why I walk - People with dementia and their carers tell their story

A unique project where people living with dementia and their carers created an animated film based on their experiences of being part of a weekly walking group. The film is based on conversations that...

17-11-2015 North West

The Elders Company - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

The Royal Exchange Elders Company began with a pilot in 2014. Its ambition was to involve people aged 60+ to develop performance skills and make boundary-pushing theatre while also challenging stereot...

Opportunities

09-02-2016 London

Spare Tyre: General Manager recruitment

Participatory arts company Spare Tyre is seeking a committed and exceptional General Manager to join our team. Spare Tyre uses performing and digital arts to challenge prejudice and transform live...

09-02-2016 London

Panel discussion: Arts & Dementia - reminiscence or the present?

Join us for a compelling evening of discussion that touches upon complex issues about memory, arts intervention, family and societal expectations living with dementia. We are delighted to announce ...

09-02-2016 London

Participatory Arts Masterclass - working with people with dementia

Led by Arti Prashar, this is an introductory skills development masterclass for professional participatory arts practitioners who are beginning to work with, or would like to work with, people with de...

05-02-2016

Live Age Festival Co-ordinator

We are looking for a talented, well-organised and motivated individual (or organisation) to co-ordinate the Live Age Festival 2016. The Live Age Festival is a celebration of later-life creativity and ...

Resources

20-01-2016

Creative Future’s ‘Fair Access to the Arts’ Research Report

Creative Future has recently completed Arts Council England funded research into the barriers marginalised and disabled artists face when accessing mainstream arts opportunities. To download the fu...

17-11-2015

Ground-breaking guide to creating Dementia-Friendly Arts Venues

This important new guide by the Alzheimer's Society was written by a group of practitioners chaired by the Baring Foundation and comes with the endorsement of the Arts Council England. It is written t...

21-10-2015

Digital Arts - New Report

Technically Older - an update on digital arts and creative ageing by Joe Randall, is a new report from the Baring Foundation.It looks at the field three years on fromhis initial paper for the Foundati...

01-10-2015

Musica workshops in care settings

Musica provides interactive music workshops for all ages in community and healthcare settings. Their sessions are designed to improve the overall wellbeing of the participants, and each workshop is ta...