Never too late to take art

The Arts Council is challenging community, voluntary and arts organisations to create opportunities for older people to take part in the arts by developing new community-based projects.

Jointly funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Arts Council’s Arts and Older People’s Programme provides opportunities for older people to engage with the arts, by joining a workshop or trying out a new arts activity.

The fund has already awarded grants to 32 organisations across Northern Ireland to establish a range of community-based projects, across art form areas such music, dance, craft, drama and storytelling.

The final round of funding is now open and organisations have until Thursday, March 15 to apply for grants to support new arts based projects which use creativity as a tool to tackle and highlight the social justice issues older people face on a daily basis. Grants are available from £500 - £50,000.

For more information telephone Emma Dargan on 9038 5268.