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Age & Opportunity initiatives that support arts organisations

What are our Supports for Arts Organisations?

Age & Opportunity Arts Programme runs a number of initiatives to support arts organisations:

Arts & Creative Charter for Older People

A set of eight commitments to older arts participants, audiences and artists in Ireland. Find out more here.

Access

Our work with Arts & Disability Ireland to ensure that our events and initiatives, as well as that of others, are as accessible as possible. Find out more here. 

The Gathering

An annual event bringing together our local and national Bealtaine Festival partners, organisers and artists for a day of networking, showcasing good practice, discussion and feedback on the festival. Find out more here.

Bealtaine Hero Award

This award is granted to individuals and/or organisations who create an exciting new event which is presented during the Bealtaine Festival. Applications for 2023 currently closed. Find out more here.

Azure

Improving access for people with dementia-related conditions to Ireland’s galleries and museums and enhancing their experience of these cultural institutions. Find out more here. 

Supporting Networks and Best Practices

Supporting organisations and artists who work with older people and promoting best practice. Find out more here. 

Speed meeting for Slow Art

A matchmaking initiative providing creative networking for artists and organisations who work with older people. Find out more here.

Contact

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

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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Principal Funders:

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