Long Live Arts EU Conference
Painting a positive picture of culturally active older people
In our fast ageing world, the growing presence of older adults creates new opportunities for both individual and societal development. Well-being and health in old age can be expanded by being culturally active: cultural participation is a proven potent tool for older people to live with dignity and realise their full potential. In order to actualise this tool and to stimulate a positive intergenerational perspective, we have to enable the sectors of arts and culture, health care, and welfare to act together. Long Live Arts is a European initiative that aims to encourage older people to participate in arts and culture.
Long Live Arts was founded by the Long Long Live Arts team (The Cultural Participation Fund, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo, Stichting RCOAK, the VSBfonds and the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA) (The Netherlands), The Baring Foundation (United Kingdom) and The Department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media (Flanders, Belgium).
The Long Live Arts program ran from September 2014 until May 2016 and consisted of four elements: