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Arts Council England - NEW Celebrating Age Funding Programme

Wed 20 Jul 2016

The 'Celebrating Age' programme is all about supporting cultural spaces and other organisations to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people; and taking high quality arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage.

The programme will support cultural spaces and other organisations working collaboratively, in a partnership or as a consortium, to do one or more of the following:

1.  Support arts and cultural spaces to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people

This could involve:

  • empowering older people to help shape what’s on offer or lead quality activities
  • embedding proven approaches to engaging older people as visitors, audiences, or participants in creative processes (e.g. ambassadors or buddying schemes)
  • testing and applying new ways to engage older people
  • commissioning older artists or art that has particular relevance for older people
  • showcasing or curating and celebrating art created by and with older people

2. Taking arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage

This could involve:

  • residential care settings or sheltered accommodation
  • libraries
  • social and community settings (e.g. luncheon clubs)

Grant range

£50,000 - £100,000

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 13 October 2016.

Further Guidance is available to download from their website.