Arts Charter Survey
Contribute to the creation of Ireland’s first National Arts Charter for the greater inclusion of older people in the arts.
The Charter will set out the arts sector’s commitment to promoting the values and contributions of older people. We are committed to the participation of older people in the arts as artists, audiences, creators, critics, teachers and learners.
Join this important opportunity to have a say in what you think is vital to include in the Charter going forward, including:
How to get involved:
You can print a copy of the survey to fill in and send back to us:
You can also pick up a copy of the survey at your local library.
To do the survey over the phone please call 085 822 1869 during office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The deadline for submitting the survey is Monday 8th November.
We asked some people to share what the Arts means to them in our video below.
We believe that, whether you are 8 or 80 years old, we all should have access and opportunities to attend and participate in the arts and to realise our creative potential. Fresh thinking, bold experimentation and creativity are all fundamental to delivering a high quality of life for older people.
Research shows that arts programmes involving music, visual arts and drama, among other activities, have a profound influence on the quality of life of older people, with positive impacts on health, psychological well-being, confidence and autonomy as well as other benefits such as:
- mental wellbeing
- reduced stress
- improved cognition
- sense of identity and personhood
- increased self-esteem and confidence
- reduced boredom.