Creating A New Old: A global conference on arts, culture and creative ageing
Dublin, Ireland, May 8-10, 2012.

The conference has the support of the Grundtvig programme (Visits and Exchanges Action) for financial support in attending the conference.  Please quote the reference IE-2012-259-001 contact your National Grundtvig Agency for an application form. Closing date for Grundtvig applications is January 16th 2012.

The conference will bring together specialists in health, culture, arts, science, education, gerontology, social policy and tourism. ‘Creating a New Old’ will showcase international best practice, innovation and opportunities relating to ageing from the arts and culture sectors.

Key international speakers will include: Liz Lerman, Susan Perlstein, Francois Matarasso, Susan Langford, Mike White, Anne Basting, David Cutler and Janet Morrison.

If you think Creating a New Old would be of interest to a colleague or your network please help us spread the word. Visit our web site to find out more information or download the ‘Creating a New Old’ Flyer.

The conference’s key themes are:

  • The potential for creative activity to maximise the ability of all individuals to maintain dignity and independent living throughout older age
  • How to harness the creative powers of older people to make a positive contribution to society

Creating a New Old is one of the flagship event’s of the European Year of Active Aging and Solidarity between Generations and is supported by Age & Opportunity, The Arts Council of Ireland and The Baring Foundation.

Places are limited to ensure the presence of a vibrant cross-section of international expertise. Please register your interest here.


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