Long Live Arts manifesto: feel the arts

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Baring Foundation

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Long Live Arts has published this Manifesto as a tool for change. It sets objectives for the creation of a broader framework for cultural participation by older people. The Manifesto is targeted at Members of the European Parliament, policymakers from EU Member States and European culture and health care professionals. It proposes a European-wide effort to establish this framework within the domains of policy, practice, research and training.

The European initiative Long Live Arts was founded in 2014 to ensure and enhance cultural participation by older people and to stimulate a positive intergenerational perspective.

The European Commission defines healthy ageing as a grand societal challenge. The increasing ageing population indeed poses major macro-economic, budgetary and societal challenges; health in old age being a particularly difficult issue, regarding age-related diseases and disabilities. Research shows that cultural participation is a powerful, positive influence on health that works synergistically on individual, communal and societal levels.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

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(2016).Long Live Arts manifesto: feel the arts. UK:The Baring Foundation.