Arts Engagement with older people and families

Arts Engagement with older people and families

By Helen Ball


Twelve case studies of arts engagement projects working with older people and families in London. The case studies share the learning from Audiences London's Family Advocates Programme, BAC's work with non-professional older artists, a skills exchange with Building Exploratory, an architecture centre and Cubitt, a gallery and studios regarding work with older audiences, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Tate Britain's project working with children to explore artwork through classical music among others.

Through the Musical Pictures sessions we have helped to dispel common myths pertaining to workshops and galleries – that prior experience is necessary, and that you have to be quiet in a public art space. Children have responded excellently to the opportunity to creatively explore art through musical interaction, and holding the
workshops amongst the main collections has really been a liberating experience for all involved, as well as raising the profile of family work for both Tate Britain and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Resource type: Case studies | Published: 2013