Older and Wiser? Creative ageing in the UK 2010-19

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Gordon-Nesbitt R

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Baring Foundation

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A report commissioned by the Baring Foundation after ten years of funding Arts & Older People, reviews the development of the creative ageing sector over the past decade, examining how far has it come and considering where it should go next.

Written by Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt from King’s College London, this review follows on from the Baring Foundation’s report Ageing Artfully, the 2009 study mapping participatory arts for older people across the whole of the UK.

It looks at the changing demographics; the motivations for creative ageing and creative ageing before 2010. It then goes on to examine the locations; the development of arts and older people; the range of national activity; diversification across cultures and generations; barriers; skills and knowledge; networking and  research and evaluation.

It concludes by  looking at the range of issues under  ‘unfinished business’ and has an appendix of older people’s arts programmes in the UK.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Gordon-Nesbitt, R. (2019). Older and Wiser? Creative ageing in the UK 2010-19. UK: Baring Foundation.