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10 October 2019

Arts and Mental Health Activity in the UK – First Impressions

David Cutler
The first draft of a mapping report on Arts & Mental Health in advance of our new grants programme is nearly ready … we would love your feedback on our first impressions of the field
23 September 2019

Postcard from the Oodi* – Inclusive Arts in Finland

David Cutler
Finland is leading the way on both creative ageing and on arts and mental health. David Cutler reports on some stand-out initiatives.
10 September 2019

Reflections on creative ageing: Nick Capaldi, Arts Council Wales

Nick Capaldi, Arts Council Wales
Arts Council of Wales Chief Executive, Nick Capaldi, reflects on the value of challenging older people through their experience of, and engagement with, the arts.
29 August 2019

On my creative ageing bookshelf

David Cutler
The books on ageing and on ageing and creativity that have most inspired the Director of the Foundation and our Arts & Older People programme
8 August 2019

Luminate: becoming the creative ageing agency for Scotland

Anne Gallacher
Luminate changed its approach in 2018 from a festival focus to offer a year-round programme of activities and support for the sector. Its Director, Anne Gallacher, talks about that transition.
25 July 2019

To (B)oldly go…

Lucy Wells, Southbank Centre
2018's (B)old festival of creative ageing at the Southbank Centre is spinning off into some wonderful programmes for people living with dementia: (B)old Words, (B)old Moves and now - (B)old Vision ...
18 July 2019

Strengthening the voice of older people through the arts

Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The pioneering work funded through ACNI's Arts & Older People programme has brought the arts, health and care worlds together to offer numerous creative opportunities, challenge stereotypes, and tackle the problem of loneliness.
4 June 2019

Blow the dust off your trumpet (or ukulele)!

David Cutler
Orchestras and bands are increasingly engaging older people in their work - from comfortable concerts to Ukulele bands to working with composers. David Cutler rounds up a few of his favourites.
15 May 2019

Exploring social isolation through art in the older Chinese community

Zoe Dunbar, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Older Chinese communities in the UK often experience high levels of social and cultural isolation. The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester is exploring how it can re-engage with its older people through art.
9 May 2019

Music for Dementia 2020 – join our musical dementia movement

Grace Meadows
Grace Meadows, Programme Director for Music for Dementia 2020, encourages you to join the musical dementia movement and talks about how we can all help to make music available for everyone living with dementia.