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A national listing of arts events throughout the year that are welcoming to older persons

What is the Arts Events Listings?

Age & Opportunity’s Arts Events Listings in a national listing of cultural events taking place throughout the year which are particularly welcoming to older people. It was inspired by Bealtaine Festival participants, GPs and social prescribers asking about age-friendly events outside of the festival month of  May. Events range from concerts, dances, workshops, discussions, exhibitions, tours, screenings and other cultural initiatives.

Advertising on the Arts Events Listings is a great way to signify that your event is accessible and committed to the inclusion of older people. We have a large audience of older people who are consistently seeking activities and events in their nearby area throughout the year. Our Arts Events Listings bring some of the highest traffic through our website, with over 1000 people every month viewing them via our newsletter alone.

How does it work?

Organisations and individuals can sign up and register their events on the Bealtaine website so that people can check out what’s happening around Ireland throughout the year (apart from during May, when events are part of Bealtaine Festival). Furthermore, we highlight events weekly on our social media, benefitting from our 12,000 followers over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

How can I get involved – as an audience member?

If you are an audience member, simply go to Bealtaine.ie and choose Arts Events Listings. Search by county to find age-friendly events in your area.

How can I get involved – as an organiser?

If you are an arts organisation or individual who is running an event, you can register on the Bealtaine site (or log in if you are already a Bealtaine event organiser) and post your event here.

Contact

For information or support, speak to our Arts team.
 01 913 3921
arts@ageandopportunity.ie

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT: Arts Events Listings is intended to encourage and facilitate more older people to participate in the arts, and to enhance the experience of audiences.

Arts Initiatives:

Bealtaine Festival

A month long collaborative festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. Find out more here.

Cultural Companions

Works with the local authorities to create local networks of like-minded people interested in arts and culture who can accompany each other to cultural events. Find out more.

Arts Events Listings

A national arts listings advertising age-friendly events that take place throughout the year (apart from May). Find out more here.

National Arts in Nursing Homes Day

A day that celebrates the creative activity taking place in Irish care settings. Find out more.

Artists' Supports

Age & Opportunity runs a number of initiatives that support artists. Find out more.

Supports for Arts Organisations

Age & Opportunity supports arts organisations through a number of initiatives. Find out more here.

Supports for Care Settings

We have a range of creative supports for care settings. Find out more.

Arts Resources

We have a variety of resources available here.

Arts Initiatives:

Bealtaine Festival

A month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists, and community groups, working in different art forms all over Ireland. Find out more here.

Cultural Companions

Creates local networks of like-minded people interested in arts and culture who can accompany each other to cultural events. Find out more.

Arts Events Listings

A national arts listings advertising age-friendly events that take place throughout the year (apart from May). Find out more here.

National Arts in Nursing Homes Day

A day that celebrates the creative activity taking place in Irish care settings. Find out more.

Artists' Supports

Age & Opportunity runs a number of initiatives that support artists. Find out more.

Supports for Arts Organisations

Age & Opportunity supports arts organisations through a number of initiatives. Find out more here.

Supports for Care Settings

We have a range of creative supports for care settings. Find out more.

Arts Resources

We have a variety of Arts Resources available here.

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:

  • happiness
  • mental wellbeing
  • reduced stress
  • improved cognition
  • sense of identity and personhood
  • increased self-esteem and confidence
  • reduced boredom.

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