Launch of Arts & Creative Charter Pilot Group

The Glucksman is delighted to be one of seven national cultural organisations to be part of the first Charter for the greater participation of older people in the arts.

The Arts & Creative Charter for Older People aims to increase and enrich the experiences and confidence of older arts participants, audiences and artists in their engagement with arts organisations in Ireland. In displaying this Charter, we set out our commitments in relation to engaging with older people. It considers elements such as accessibility, participation, dialogue, communication, diversity, policy and programming.

Seven organisations are piloting the Charter over 12-months: Axis Arts Centre (Dublin), The Glucksman (Cork), An Grianán (Donegal), Wexford Arts Centre (Wexford), IMMA (Dublin), IFI (Dublin) and Town Hall Theatre (Galway). They will assess how the Charter works within their organisations and test its impact on older people’s confidence in and experiences of the arts. Following the pilot, Age & Opportunity will roll out the Charter among arts organisations nationwide.

“We hope that this pioneering Charter will result in more opportunities for older people to engage in the arts across Ireland. We also hope that it leads to older people having better experiences and greater enjoyment in the arts,” said Tara Byrne, Arts Programme Manager with Age & Opportunity.