The Arts Council’s (NI) Arts & Age Conference 2016 ‘The Art of Wellbeing’ is an opportunity to experience the positive impact that the arts are having on the health and wellbeing of older people in Northern Ireland. The conference will take place in Riddell Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast on 27 April 2016. Attendance is free but by application only. Closing date for applications is Friday 1 April 2016.
An opportunity to experience the positive impact that the arts are having on the health and wellbeing of older people in Northern Ireland.
Showcases by Arts & Older People Programme participants
Performances by Nuala McKeever and Over the Hill Music Collective
Mary Kenny, journalist, author and broadcaster
Olivia Nash, advocate for Arts & Older People Programme
Dr Una Lynch, Public Health researcher and author of ‘Not So Cut Off’
Arts & Age Conference 2016 is aimed at policy makers, health agencies, arts organisations and those working in the field of creativity and older people.
With an ageing population, unlocking new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of older people has never been more important.
This conference celebrates and explores the many benefits – health, social and creative – for older people participating in professionally structured arts activities.
Arts & Age Conference 2016 showcases the achievements of the pioneering Arts & Older People Programme and highlights the strength of the multi-agency partnership between the Arts Council, DCAL, The Baring Foundation and the Public Health Agency.