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Mandatory masks, social distancing and temperature tests make audiences feel more comfortable returning to venues - and on-the-spot testing won't change that.
Creativity, compassion, collaboration and a tendency towards efficiency meant arts workers were highly responsive in a time of crisis, councils say.
The proportion of adults taking part in the arts is the same as it was in 2005. ACE says there is still progress to be found in the figures.
An apparent growth in younger audiences could be a "silver lining" for the sector as fewer older people patronise the arts.
Live Music Now serves audiences in the care and education sectors – but that didn’t stop musicians reaching them while they have been closed to the outside world. Evan Dawson tells the story.
The arts sector must do more to include older people, not only as consumers but also as creators of culture, says Stella Duffy.
Pauline Bailey looks back on a project that developed social confidence and artistic expression among Birmingham's BAME elders.
There is “an urgent need” for funders and arts organisations to develop more culturally appropriate approaches, says a new report.
Toma McCullim, artist in residence in Skibbereen’s Ludgate Hub, describes a project reconnecting diaspora and reinventing tradition through innovative storytelling.
A three-year project will research ways to support later-life creativity and creative technology solutions for an ageing population.
Perceptions of creative ageing have been transformed over the past decade, says David Cutler.
Analysis of a decade's worth of data finds that regularly engaging with cultural activities is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.
An evaluation finds that interactive three-month musical programmes had “particularly strong effects upon people’s communication skills and mood”.
In Wales, people living with dementia, and their carers, are being offered fiction as well as self-help books to help them manage the condition, explains Debbie Hicks.
Arts Council England has been instructed to fund arts and health projects and share best practice.
A popular dance-based falls prevention programme offers effective treatment on the NHS, with a growing network of local groups helping older people maintain the benefits afterwards. Tim Joss tells the story.
London Bubble’s Creative Elders programme has encouraged residents in sheltered housing units to socialise, be creative – and perform in public, says Helena Rice.
There has been a dramatic expansion in the number of organisations supporting arts activities by and for older people in the UK - but more still is needed, says David Cutler.
What are the characteristics, interests and motivations of the over-65 demographic? Lucie Fitton reveals all.
The arts have helped scientists gain a better understanding of how it actually feels like to live with dementia. Julian West shares his experience of a research project based on ‘co-creativity’.