Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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Arts and Older People

Strengthening the voice of older people through the arts.

Arts and Older People Conference 2018
Tuesday 17 April 2017, Cultra Manor, Holywood

The Arts & Age Conference 2018 aims to highlight the benefits of the arts to health and wellbeing of older people through the Arts & Older People Programme which is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's National Lottery fund, The Baring Foundation and the Public Health Agency.

Arts and Older People Programme

The Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016 aims to strengthen the voice of older people and promote positive mental health and well-being through the arts.

The strategic themes of the programme include combatting isolation and loneliness, working to promote positive health and wellbeing and providing creative opportunities for older people living in disadvantaged and/or marginalised rural and urban areas across Northern Ireland. 

The programme invites applications from 

  • Constituted Community Groups
  • Voluntary Groups
  • Non-Government funded organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • Arts Organisations
Summary Interim Evaluation - Arts & Older People Programme 2013 - 2016 here
Further details on the application process are available here

Logos and Branding

If you have received funding through the Arts & Older People Programme, please download the brand guidelines and acknowledgement logos below.