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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.
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.
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.
Lowri Evans explains how the Library Theatre Company is engaging older people with memory loss through storytelling
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
Older men performing raps in school assemblies? Swindon has found innovative ways of bridging the generation gap, says Joy Aldred
Mark Powell finds it exhilarating to see the generations working side by side at Salisbury Playhouse
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
‘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
Where does ‘inclusion’ fit in the parallel landscapes of ‘youth arts’ and ‘older people’s arts’, asks David Slater
Bonnie Mitchell believes that we need a new language to talk about participatory arts