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Arts and Older People

Arts Council announces £199,714 funding for arts projects for older people across Northern Ireland

Monday 16th December 2019 at 11am 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced National Lottery funding and public funding from the Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation of over £199,714, for 28 organisations across the region, to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts Council's Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative which aims to tackle loneliness as-well as promote positive mental health and well-being among older people through engagement with the arts.

Pictured (L-R) is project participant, Victor Gormley with Gail McGarvey, Director, Play Resource. Image: Pictured (L-R) is project participant, Victor Gormley with Gail McGarvey, Director, Play Resource.
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Belfast voices feature on new film and album by older people

Thursday 26th September 2019 at 11am 0 Comments Arts and Older People

A new album, Voices of Belfast, featuring older people from East and West Belfast has been released on Tunecore and other streaming platforms, including Spotify. Recorded as part of a project led by musicians’ development charity Live Music Now, the eleven tracks were arranged and produced by musicians Peter McCauley and Owen Denvir, who worked with older people at Ballyowen Day Centre and Edgecumbe Assessment & Therapy Unit. A short film features participants at Edgecumbe, and captures the spirit of this unique project.

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Older people across Northern Ireland to share in £144,000 arts funding to tackle loneliness

Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced National Lottery funding and public funding from the Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation of over £144,000, for 19 organisations across the region, to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.

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