Celebrating Age, a joint Arts Council England/Baring Foundation fund which supports partnerships between arts and older people’s organisations, is now open for applications.
Grants of £50,000 to £100,000 are available to support cultural spaces and other organisations to engage proactively with older people. Eligible partnerships or consortia may include those between cultural organisations or between cultural and non-arts organisations.
Examples of projects already funded through Celebrating Age include:
An award of £99,931 to Wiltshire Partnership to offer older people the opportunity to see live performances in libraries and community centres and to take part in music, dance and visual arts activities across the county.
An award of £90,800 to Wolverhampton Art Gallery to work with Choices Housing Association, Staffordshire Arts Services and Creative Health (Arts and Health) CIC to produce Still Lively, a two-year programme of visual art activities, exhibitions and events created by and with older people.
The deadline for initial Expressions of Interest is Thursday 31 August 2017.