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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We are only weeks away from the Age of Creativity Festival 2018, a celebration of older people as creative audiences, participants, volunteers and of course artists. Why?


Sorrel & Black Cake © Tim Smith

This year's theme is 'partnership' because that's how the best projects and activities develop, sustain and grow. We want to showcase what is already taking place at venues up, down and across England during the festival and support new and emerging work that could blossom in 2019. We want an eclectic mix of tastes, styles, art-forms and interests in our programme, ones that appeal to the widest possible mix of older people. From the radical, to the traditional and everything in between. We hope to showcase opportunities for everyone in later life - and when we say 'older' we mean anyone aged 50+...so that's half the population we need to cater for!


Salmagundi Films - Doris animating Daringly Able film Salmagundi Films - Doris animating Daringly Able film and animation project with Jewish Care

To get involved, simply add your event to our online programme here; if it's creative and cultural for people to enjoy as older audiences, participants, volunteers or artists, then we want you to upload it to our Festival site. If you are holding training or partnership events that support creative ageing projects, then it also belongs in our programme. Events will be shared with a general public as well as specialist networks through the Age of Creativity, Age UK and Voluntary Arts. Please make sure everyone knows you are part of the Age of Creativity Festival by adding our logo to your print, website and press releases. It can be downloaded here. Remember to connect with us through social media, so we can celebrate your contribution on an international platform.


The Age of Creativity Festival 2019

Scots Music Group - Voluntary Arts Scots Music Group © Voluntary Arts

The Age of Creativity Festival will run between the 1-31st May next year and the theme will be 'intergenerational'. Start planning yours now!

The Age of Creativity Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Voluntary Arts, Age UK, Age UK Oxfordshire, Baring Foundation & Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.