Here you can find links to other organisations that are working in the field.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but shows a selection of national and international activity and resources.
In June 2022 we hosted our first international online conference ‘Ageing Artfully Going Global’ in partnership with The Baring Foundation, the City of Helsinki and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You can find recordings of the day on our YouTube channel.
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UK and Ireland Creative Ageing Organisations
Age of Creativity Network of more than 1,000 professionals who all believe that creativity and culture supports older people to experience better health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Bealtaine Festival Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age
Gwanwyn Welsh annual festival celebrating creativity in older age
Luminate Scotland’s creative ageing organisation
Age Friendly Standards Family Arts Guidance on welcoming older generations for cultural organisations
Celebrating Age Arts Council England programme to support older people’s access to arts and culture
Ageing Policy and Programmes
Ageing Better Programme £78 million investment by the National Lottery Community Fund addressing social isolation and loneliness
Centre for Ageing Better Charitable foundation creating change in policy and practice working with partners across England
Centre for Policy on Ageing Independent charity promoting the interests of older people through research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance National membership organisation representing everyone who believes that creativity and cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing
What Works Wellbeing Independent collaborating centre that develops and shares robust and accessible wellbeing evidence to improve decision making
Research and Publications
Baring Foundation The Baring Foundation supported a wide range of research and publications during its 10 year creative ageing programme (2010-2019)
Centre for Cultural Value National research centre based at the University of Leeds working alongside cultural organisations and policymakers
Creative Aging Resources Lifetime Arts’ info hub with resources from around the US
University of Bristol – Connecting through culture as we age is a major project exploring how and why we take part in arts and culture as we get older. The project focuses on how participation in all forms of arts and culture, particularly those accessed digitally, can influence our wellbeing and feelings of social connection as we age.
University of Oxford – Social prescribing for older people in the time of COVID drawing on the cultural sector explores how the cultural sector has adapted to support older people’s wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research will provide recommendations to the cultural sector about being ‘referral-ready’ (O’Neill, 2010) for social prescribing with older people in the context of the current pandemic and future ones.
Amy Baron – Beyond Older Age gives age friendly teams creative tools to better understand everyday lives of older people. Produces with Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, CADA and Ambition for Ageing.
Kathleen Soriano – Secrets of Success Report for the Clore Leadership Programme. The report asks the question – how do older female workers, previously in leadership positions within museums, libraries and galleries, approach building a career post institutional life? What sustains them and supports their success, and what led them to make the change in the first place?
UN Global Report on Ageism Global report on the scale, determinants, and impacts of ageism and the most effective strategies to reduce it
World Health Organisation – UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021-2030 Global collaboration to foster healthy ageing and improve the lives of older people, their families, and communities
Old School – US based clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it.
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