Participatory arts

People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

Making Common Cause

Voluntary Arts has published a series of essays and podcasts called "Making Common Cause", exploring the possibilities of 'cultural commoning' - the cooperative pooling of cultural and creative resources.

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Arts Professional special issue on older people and the arts

This recent special edition of Arts Professional explores a number of programmes designed to support older people, and describes creative ageing as a 'flourishing field'.

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ST40 report from Spare Tyre theatre

ST40 is an online heritage project collecting the history of the participatory arts movement and the role Spare Tyre has played within it.

The Arts in Prison: Special edition of the Prison Service Journal

The 239th issue of the HM Prison Service’s peer-reviewed journal is a Special Edition on Arts in Prison edited by Dr Michael Fiddler and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group member Alli Black.

Unexpected Encounters: How museums nurture living and ageing well

The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)'s latest publication addresses the question of ageing at a time in which dominant perceptions of older age focus on decline, frailty, illness and dependence, linked to a medical model that pathologises and problematises ageing.

New Dance Well resource book from Akademi

Akademi has collated exercises and activities specific to South Asian Dance forms across its 18-month Dance Well project for older adults in the form of a free resource book.

NEA/University of Michigan report on participatory arts and older people

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts is a detailed look at arts participation habits, attitudes toward the arts, and related health characteristics of adults aged 55+.

Creativity4Wellbeing: Resources for workshops

C4W is a free art resource site for parents, facilitators, and groups. C4W is designed to encourage creativity in the community, co-production and purposeful activity for health and wellbeing and to create a sense of belonging.

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