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5 May 2020

Creative Ageing Snapshot #ThursdaystheDay

Age of Creativity and Creative Ageing International are creating a global snapshot in time of creative ageing during the lockdown and would like contributions from the UK and beyond!

In response to the Coronavirus lockdown, the Age of Creativity Festival has partnered with Creative Aging International to devise a ‘Creative Ageing Snapshot’ focussed on England, with reflections from countries around the world that are experiencing this unprecedented pandemic. Four questions will be posed and the same questions will be asked in May and again in October 2020.

7th May/ 2nd October 2020
Since Lockdown…how is the cultural sector adapting to deliver creativity for, with and by older people?
14th May/ 9th October 2020
Since lockdown…how are people living with dementia engaging with creativity?
21st May/ 16th October 2020
Since lockdown…how has the role of creativity changed in the Age sector?
28th May/ 23rd October 2020
Since lockdown…how are we supporting older people with limited digital access to enjoy creativity?

In response to the questions we are inviting you to:

  1. Record a short (1 mins or less) response on your iPhone or write a sentence responding to one, or more of the questions for social media platforms.
  2. Send any relevant research, reports or articles to be shared through networks or write a blog of no more than 500 words (plus a relevant picture or logo) reflecting your personal or professional opinion.

Your contributions will be uploaded to the Age of Creativity website and relevant social platforms as well as shared through our extensive networks.  Please include your social media contact details for inclusion.

On the day of each discussion, you can engage with the conversation via @ageofcreativity on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #ageofcreativity and #ThursdaystheDay

We would need your contributions before May 5th to guarantee that we are able to disseminate your response in relation to the first question. Please email contributions to and get in touch if there are any other ways this snapshot may link with other projects or research you are working on. The findings from this will be shared through networks and directly with contributors in November 2020, however initial reflections to the response will be shared as appropriate in the summer.

We hope you can help create a snapshot at the unusual and transformative time.

Please do share with your colleagues and networks.