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July 28, 2016

Time to Shine Celebrating Age” Arts Council Funding exploration meeting”

WHEN: Thursday 11 August 10:30am to 12:30pm (Add to Calendar)

WHERE: Yorkshire Dance – 3 Saint Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH – View Map


The Arts Council England recently announced the launch of a new fund, “Celebrating Age”. At a recent Time to Shine Delivery Partner meeting a number of organisations expressed interest in learning more about the fund and to look at a potential partnership approach.

To facilitate this the Time to Shine programme is hosting a meeting for interested parties to get together to discuss. It is not compulsory for delivery partners to attend if they have no interest in the funding and attendance at the meeting does not compel you to join in any subsequent bid, it’s just a chance to get together to talk and share ideas.

If you are interested in coming please fill in the booking form so that we can get an idea of numbers for refreshments. Information below has been taken from the Arts Council England website.

If you know someone who would like to attend but hasn’t received an invitation please ask them to contact Rachel Koivunen

Book your free tickets now via Eventbrite to secure your place.

About the fund

The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations.

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:

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

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)