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7 August 2018

At Spare Tyre, the artistic journey continues well beyond 60

Arti Prashar, Spare Tyre
Spare Tyre is 40 this year. Its Artistic Director/CEO, Arti Prashar, explains how its work with older people has developed.
Arts
6 August 2018

How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?

Harriet Lowe
This blog introduces our landscape review of this field - the first publication by our Learning Partners to the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
17 July 2018

How can training support high-quality arts in care homes? A reflection on our new report

David Cutler
Penny Allen's insightful research reveals wide provision, serving both the arts and care sectors, and poses some important questions about what more needs to be done to support the delivery of high-quality arts in this setting.
Arts
19 June 2018

Monday afternoon at the flicks

David Cutler
More and more projects and arts venues are engaging older people in cinema, whether dementia-friendly screenings or participatory art workshops drawing on the love of film that many of us have. David Cutler reviews some recent projects.
Arts
29 May 2018

LGBTI youth who survive and thrive on the continent must be celebrated

Richard Lusimbo, Pan-Africa ILGA
Pan-Africa ILGA is convening its 4th Regional Conference in Botswana, this week with a focus on supporting the development of the LGBTI youth movement in Africa. Richard is the co-Chair and is interviewed here.
International Development
23 May 2018

Arts and culture are vital threads in the fabric of living

Sir Nick Serota
In Dementia Awareness Week, Nick Serota says we must make sure that these threads are sustained through later life.
Arts
22 May 2018

‘We want to be remembered’

François Matarasso
‘Bed’, devised and performed by Entelechy Arts Elders’ Company, went on tour to Southbank Centre's (B)old festival last week. Baring Foundation trustee, François Matarasso, writes about the piece.
Arts
17 May 2018

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

David Sampson
Our International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against LGBTI communities. The Foundation’s Deputy Director, David Sampson, explains why.
International Development
9 May 2018

Be More Us – and artfully!

David Cutler
David Cutler welcomes the new Be More Us campaign to encourage the small moments of human connection which can make a big difference all of us, and which the arts are particularly good at facilitating.
Arts
1 May 2018

Setting up community artists studios in care settings for older people

Esther Collins, Cubitt Artists
Since 2014 Cubitt Artists have worked in partnership with Notting Hill Genesis to support artists in studio spaces in a care setting in Islington...
Arts