Take the Creative Age Challenge - June 2 - June 10 2018

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Event details

Event date: 
4 June 2018
5 June 2018
6 June 2018
7 June 2018
8 June 2018
9 June 2018
10 June 2018
Various see website for details
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
All ages
Venue name: 
Equal Arts
Swinburne Street Gateshead

About the event

Creative Age Challenge is a national week of awareness celebrating the creative abilities of those taking part in Creative Age.

In 2018 it will run from June 2 until June 10 and is open to galleries, museums, theatres, schools and libraries.

The pioneering social movement looks to boost dementia-friendly creative opportunities, with cultural venues at the hub of the community.

For more information see https://www.equalarts.org.uk/media/ca_brochure_2018.pdf

Offering an alternative to physical fundraising activities, Creative Age Challenges are sponsored events open to the community to help sustain further creative activity.

The challenges are an innovative way for cultural organisations to connect with new audiences and improve their dementia-friendly offer.

COULD you create 100 knitted sheep, sketch 500 postcards or model 1,000 clay figures?

Launching this June, Equal Art's Creative Age Challenge 2018 provides people with the opportunity to create alongside professional artists in a mass challenge.

Developed by creative ageing charity Equal Arts, the pioneering project aims to boost dementia-friendly creative opportunities with cultural venues at the hub of the community.

Led by the interests and imaginations of people living with dementia, the challenges celebrate creativity while raising sponsorship to fund further dementia-friendly activities.

The feedback we’ve had from participants has been fantastic. We see how first-hand the benefits to people living in the moment and exploring their imaginations.

A Creative Age participant at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art said: “It’s good for your mind, body and spirit.  My family can’t believe the change in me.  I have been revitalised, I am enjoying everything so much and slowly rebuilding my confidence”

Creative Age Challenge 2018 will run take place from June 2 to June 10 and is open to galleries, museums, theatres, schools and libraries.

To take on the Creative Age Challenge or hear from others who have taken part visit https://equalarts.org.uk/our-work/creative-age  or email kate@equalarts.org.uk



Equal Arts
Kate Parkin
0191 477 5775