Inspiring arts in older age

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Photography and storytelling: people with early stage dementia's experience...

Alison Ward is a researcher at the University of Northampton. This report focuses on her research in Denmark to explore the experiences of people with early stage dementia, through the means of ph...

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...

30-09-2015

The Contribution of Community Singing Groups to the Well-Being of Older Peo...

Ann Skingley, Anne Martin and Stephen Clift of Canterbury Christ Church University article in the Journal of Applied Gerontology analyses a study they took into the benefits of community singing group...

30-09-2015

Beyond health and well-being: transformation, memory and the virtual in old...

Kate Wakeling & Jonathan Clark of the Trinity Laban Conservatatoire of Music and Dance,London, UK, have written an article for the international journal of ageing and later life. ‘Beyond health ...

30-09-2015

Singing for Older Peoples’ Health and Well-being Toolkit

Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have released a training resource that supports staff and carers in organising and leading music sessions for elderly clients. The Singing for Well-bein...

30-09-2015

Dancing for Older Peoples' Health and Well-being Toolkit

Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have released a 'Dancing for Older Peoples' Health and Well-being Toolkit.' The toolkit is full of ideas, advice and inspiration to help you being your ...

18-08-2015

The participative arts for people living with a dementia: a critical review

This review contextualises the role participatory arts play for people living with dementia and provides an overview of some of the art forms that are most widely used, from storytelling to signing to...

17-08-2015

Arts and Minds at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Artstormproject was commissioned by Plymouth City Council's Arts and Heritage Service to run an exciting pilot art based project in February 2014. The project is called 'Arts and Minds', and ran a...

17-08-2015

Interrogating Women's Experience of Ageing: Reinforcing or Challenging Clic...

Susan Hogan, University of Derby, undertook research based on four projects. In the projects older women used participatory arts to enable women to articulate their experiences of ageing, and to crea...

22-07-2015

Theorizing How Art Gallery Interventions Impact People With Dementia and Th...

Purpose of Study: Dementia refers to a variety of diseases that are characterized by cognitive difficulties and an overall decline in daily living skills. Psychologically informed arts and health pr...

03-07-2015

Arts and Older People in Japan

Living National Treasure - arts and older people in Japan , is a new publcation from the Baring Foundation. It is a short account of some inspiring work in the nation with the world's oldest populatio...

19-06-2015

Age of Creativity Webinar Playback - Singing for Health and Well-being

Age of Creativity held its first webinar in April 2015 around the subject of singing and health, called 'Singing, health and well-being: the evidence for action.' The session was chaired by Paul C...

19-06-2015

Baring Foundation Arts Programme 2010-2014

'Getting On - arts and older people' is a report from the Baring Foundation on the work we have funded in the first half of what will be a ten year prorgamme.

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