Age and Creation

A practice journal of creative experience and aging

Age and Creation: What (and How) Are You Asking?

Volume 1, Issue 1 — October 2023

An older adult's hands are seen as he carves a block of wood. A camera is capturing his work and displaying it on a laptop screen.

A Practice Journal for Creative Aging

We introduce Age and Creation as a practice journal, in contrast with an academic journal or a trade magazine, because it’s what we sought for ourselves over five years of lit review, iteration, and knowledge mobilization.

Where are the seniors?

We want you to go out into the community and ask the older adults there what they think of contemporary art and artistic engagement and what they want and need.

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Arts Experience and Needs 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

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Introducing Seniors Art Link

Introducing Seniors Art Link Maggie, Kathy, and Suad — direct[message Community Consultants team — October 2023 As community consultants of the direct[message] project we spent

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Featured Artist: Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith is a professional musician, artist, and facilitator who currently specializes in education and community development with older adults.