Small Things (UK) is currently working with The Baring Foundation to create a treasury for participatory artists working with older people. This document will be a practical guide for participatory artists who are working with, or who would like to work with, older people. 

In a simple, accessible style it will offer contextual tips and suggestions on this work, alongside a wide range of activities / exercises across art forms and suggestions on how to develop this work further.

As part of this, Small Things is inviting organisations and individuals who work creatively with older people to submit an exercise or activity to be considered for inclusion. Each activity that is included will be presented in a “recipe” type form with the aspiration that readers will be able to try the activity themselves. Activities can focus on a single art form or may tap into a range of different ones, and should be low cost or free to run.

If you are interested in getting involved you can find out more here:


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