The Age of Creativity is a network of more than 1,000 professionals who all believe that creativity and culture supports older people to experience better health, wellbeing and quality of life.
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AGE OF CREATIVITY

WHO WE ARE

Age UK Oxfordshire

The Age of Creativity was originally funded by The Baring Foundation and has been managed by Age UK Oxfordshire since 2012. Since then, we have set out to be a national exemplar of best practice in supporting older people to access creative and cultural participation. In 2016 we kindly received funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to establish the first Arts Partnership Management role across the Age UK network, dedicated to developing the cultural offer locally and contribute to the national agenda. In 2017, The Baring Foundation invested further into our work and we established national project, in partnership with Age UK to 'Embed Creative and Cultural Participation across Age UK's, across England'. 2017 was also the inaugural year of the Age of Creativity Festival.

Farrell Curran - Cultural Partnership Manager, Age UK Oxfordshire

Farrell has been managing the Age of Creativity network since January 2016, as part of the wider national Creative and Cultural Participation campaign for older people. Bealtaine, Gwanwyn and Luminate Festivals inspired her to establish the Age of Creativity Festival in 2017, in partnership with a wide range of organisations across England. Farrell is committed to local partnerships across Oxfordshire, devising sustainable models of delivery and sharing learning with wider networks. Farrell has specialised in Culture, Health and Wellbeing for Older Adults for more than a decade. Working as a freelance arts practitioner, local authority arts officer and now within the charity sector, there have been lots of inspirational people and projects along the way. Her practice has developed significantly over the years and she now takes a specialist interest in creative evaluation, policy research and co-production. As a self-confessed 'Arts and Culture obsessive', Farrell is a passionate advocate for this work and is always up for watching performances and taking part in activities. If you have any recommendations then do tweet them to @CurranFarrell @AgeofCreativity


Tei Williams- Age of Creativity Assistant

Tei has freelanced in the Arts world for over 20 years. Her experience covers all genres and working with companies that range from household names to emerging talent. She knows a thing or two about marketing, public relations and social media . Her current clients include Age of Creativity, Dancin' Oxford, Oxford Dance Forum and she enjoys working in a voluntary capacity for several organisations including a farmers' market which is very close to her heart. Tei works very closely with Farrell and looks after Age of Creativity’s website (not the techie bits), social media and enjoys researching content. If you have any queries about Age of Creativity she’s your woman