Paying for the positive impact

Photo of old woman holding a gun
31 Jan 2013

Although there is increasing interest from health and social care providers in engaging older people in arts activity, a huge challenge is paying for it. Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor summarise a report they have written on this issue.

Playing in old age

31 Jan 2013

Paul Cann believes that the longstanding exclusion of older people from the arts will be changing thanks to a new online initiative which promotes everything from projects to resources to jobs.

Long live senior creativity

Burbank Senior Artsist Colony
16 Oct 2012

Philip Thomas spent five weeks on a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travel fellowship researching the American senior theatre movement. He reflects on the sensitive issue of labelling older people.

Drama with dementia

21 May 2012

Lowri Evans explains how the Library Theatre Company is engaging older people with memory loss through storytelling

Art on prescription

21 May 2012

By collaborating with staff at local doctors’ surgeries, Dulwich Picture Gallery has found a sustainable channel for reaching out to isolated elderly individuals. Madeline Adeane explains

Bringing generations together

19 Mar 2012

Older men performing raps in school assemblies? Swindon has found innovative ways of bridging the generation gap, says Joy Aldred

Bridging the gap

19 Mar 2012

Mark Powell finds it exhilarating to see the generations working side by side at Salisbury Playhouse

AgeQuake / ArtsQuake

19 Mar 2012

Our average age is increasing. Sherry de Wynter calls the arts and cultural sector into action and reveals the intergenerational projects already bettering lives in Manchester

A moving experience

19 Mar 2012

‘Wellbeing’ is the newest buzzword in the arts, and arts charity Salamander Tandem is proving that a programme of movement can help older people improve their quality of life. Esther Harris explains

Generations apart?

31 Oct 2011

Where does ‘inclusion’ fit in the parallel landscapes of ‘youth arts’ and ‘older people’s arts’, asks David Slater

Let’s change the conversation

11 Apr 2011

Bonnie Mitchell believes that we need a new language to talk about participatory arts

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