Issue 318: Older people and the arts

  • Older people and the arts

    Photo of older woman and dancer clapping hands together
    11 Oct 2018

    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.

    The Baring Foundation is commissioning an academic institution to consider the evidence relating to the development of arts for older people over the last decade. In advance of that, here are some impressions of my own based on my vantage point as a funder of some of this ‘creative ageing’ activity since 2010. (In her wise and lyrical report After You Are Two Kate Organ questions whether we should talk about a field of creative ageing at all, and I hope she will forgive my recklessness.)... more

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