This symposium will bring together researchers working in the field of creative ageing as well as representatives from the British Society of Gerontology Creative Ageing SIG and Centre for Cultural Value (University of Leeds) to discuss innovative and creative methods which have been used to understand the value of engagement with the arts for older people and how these have been impacted during the Covid-19 crisis.
The individual presentations will showcase a wide range of arts-based collaborative projects which have increased opportunities for creative engagement and social connections.The event will explore examples of innovative practice when it comes to understanding and evaluating the wide range of benefits of the arts and culture in supporting notions of creative ageing, presenting best practice examples which showcase not only outcomes but the creative processes involved, and how to make cultural engagement sustainable and accessible to all.
The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion which will focus on how the creative ageing field is adapting to the Covid-19 crisis, and what it means for evaluation, research and practice going forwards.
The symposium will be live-streamed and a recording will be available after the event.
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