Age and Creation

A practice journal of creative experience and aging

Checklist: Barriers to Artistic Engagement

a clip of the checklist

To help turn knowledge into action, we’ve created this checklist based on what they said. This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s intended to help you and your team think about ways that older adults can feel included (or excluded) in how you develop, advertise, and run your arts and cultural programs.

Five Essential Lessons

We’d like to share five key findings from this research and our recommendations to artist-run centres and other cultural organizations that seek to serve older adults.

Arts Experience and Needs Survey

A screen snapshot of a question from a survey

Arts Experience and Needs Survey direct[message] Research Team — October 2023 We had conversations with 30 older adults in three Ontario communities to understand their experience of arts and crafts, their preferences and goals around “artistic engagement”, and how their lives and social locations influence their interest in and the accessibility of the arts. If […]