A quick one but a key one.
In the process of drafting presentation for the events of Lange Leve Kunst, NCCA and CityProms in Leeuwarden I’ve started to articulate what I think all the “really interesting” Creative Aging work has in common.
I was reflecting that as people age their geography shrinks.
In a large festival like Bealtaine with 100’s of partners, thousands of projects and tens of thousands of participants I had to develop opportunities for someone whose landscape had reduced to the size of the table on their hospital bed to engage with their own creativity, while also developing projects for mobile people who could travel to their local community centre or engage with a national flagship arts centre or join a project that went on an international tour.
Because of this I had a unique overview. When drafting the presentation I tried to articulate what they have in common. I think these are what I came up with:
Firstly, and regardless of circumstances everyone involved is on a creative journey into unknown territory. We are aging differently and in larger numbers than before. Its historically unprecedented. So the participants and the artists and the funders and the commissioners and any other key party is on a creative journey into the unknown.
The others are;
- Individual Agency
- Empathy and Exchange
- Genuinely Exploratory
- Vulnerability is present
- Connects and convenes
I’m going to unpick and explain these in consequent posts.
- Posted by Bea the Beautiful
- On 13th September 2015
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