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Creative Ageing

This vibrant community of interest is cross-disciplinary, international, and growing in stature, as a rapidly evolving evidence-base demonstrates the potential for creativity to contribute widely within the lives of individuals and communities. 

Aims & Objectives:

We aim to support a diverse range of members' interests, but our main aims are to:

  • Share and advocate for high-quality research and best practise in creative ageing
  • Develop and support cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Provide a forum for critical evaluation of methodological and theoretical development
  • Represent members' interests in connection to national/international policy initiatives  

We offer virtual and physical spaces for collaborative critical thinking, grounded in social gerontology. A strong emphasis is also placed on supporting and mentoring emerging researchers in the creative ageing field, through knowledge exchange and research mentoring.

Members:

We have a growing international membership including artists, researchers, health professionals and others interested in the intersection between creativity and ageing.

Steering committee members:  

Other representatives:

  • Vicky Guise - Arts Therapists Representative (@vickyguise)

Discussion groups:

  • Ethics / Governance
  • Events

Joining the SIG:

If you would like to be part of the Creative Ageing SIG, please contact Emily Bradfield e.bradfield@derby.ac.uk

 

Please also follow us on Twitter @BSGcreativeSIG

Opportunities:

  • DISCUSSION GROUPS: We're looking for people to support us in discussing - governance/ethics, events, webinars etc.
  • SIG PREPRESENTATIVES: Would you be interested in representing an important area of creativity and/or ageing?
  • DIGITAL MEDIA OFFICER: Are you social media savvy? We need someone to support/ develop our digital media. 

If you're interested in any of these activities, please contact Emily Bradfield e.bradfield@derby.ac.uk 

Events:

  • What does it Mean to Age Creatively? (Monday 4 November, Manchester UK)
  • Inaugural Symposium - BSG Annual Conference (July 2019, Liverpool UK)