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07 Oct 2015 Feature

Older people want to be part of an intergenerational community not a ‘crinklies camp’. Stephanie Fuller shares this and other tips on how to reach out to older audiences.

Did you know that many organisations categorise older people as anything from 50 years upwards? By that token, that puts me and my 87-year-old mum in the same box, which to me makes very little sense. Older people (like many demographics) also tend to get lumped together as though they all think alike and have the same interests. This is clearly nonsense. Moreover, much of the arts-based work for older people is focused on older people in care homes, which represents only 5% of the... more

Photo of file management in action 13 Oct 2015 Case study

Struggling with a growing library of video files, London Symphony Orchestra urgently needed a new system. Chris Rogers explains why a web-based solution was ideal.

09 Oct 2015 Opinion

Allegations that  Liverpool's Everyman & Playhouse Theatre are failing to embrace the local community couldn't be further from the mark, says Rebecca Ross-Williams.

Photo of dancing feet 08 Oct 2015 Case study

Anne Gallacher describes the impact of an ongoing relationship between Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, and Age Scotland.

Photo of three people rehearsing 08 Oct 2015 Case study

When Jim Mulligan joined Spare Tyre's workshops for older people, little did he know that he would go on to write four plays for the company and become a trustee.

Illustration of an urban arts village 08 Oct 2015 Case study

Susan Jones explains how innovative arts housing can enable older people to express themselves creatively late into life.

Photo of women inbetween strips of fabric 08 Oct 2015 Case study

How many older people do you expect to see in a contemporary art gallery? Clare Hankinson tells how Fabrica’s older audience programmes welcomed over 1,000 people last year.

Image of woman against pink background 07 Oct 2015 Case study

Daycare centres may not be grand venues, but that doesn’t mean art events staged in them should not be ambitious, says Paul Clark.

Darren Henley 01 Oct 2015 Feature

Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley talks to Liz Hill about arts funding, placemaking, education… and transparency.

Photo of drummer 01 Oct 2015 Case study

Richmond Arts Service shared resources and took advantage of new funding opportunities by working in partnerships, say Pippa Joiner and Emma Cookson.

Photo of audience 01 Oct 2015 Feature

In an era of data sharing, Marcus Romer asks who audience data belongs to: touring companies or venues?