Kulturelle Bildung


Cultural Participation and Creativity in Later Life

A European Manual

Schriftenreihe Kulturelle Bildung
vol. 14, München 2009, 182 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-86736-314-3
16,80 EUR
inkl. gesetzl. MWSt - ggfs. zzgl. Porto und Versand


To encourage meaningful participation of older people in the arts as creators, organisers and audience; to challenge negative attitudes towards ageing; and to contribute to the fostering of policy for the arts in older age, are the goals of the European Network for Age and Culture “age-culture.net”. The network was established in November 2005 as an initiative of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It links cultural operators, producers, and creators of culture who are active in the fields of arts education and culture in older age from all over Europe. Partners from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain and the U.K. share and exchange best practice in this field of work. They develop multilateral cooperative projects and promote a positive culture of ageing through advocacy, information, education, training and strategic partnerships. With this European manual the network partners want to demonstrate a panorama of the diversity and richness of cultural activity for, with and by older people in Europe.


A Word of Welcome

Supporting and Enriching the Cultural Lives and Learning of Older People: The European Network age-culture.net
By Almuth Fricke

Creativity in Old Age: A Gateway to Cultural Participation and Learning

Creativity, Learning and Older People
By Sylvia Dow

„... it’s what my life is all about!“ Culturally Active Seniors in NRW: Access, Motives, Barriers
By Gerda Sieben

Making Art from Life: Creative Development, Reminiscence and Life Story Work
By Pam Schweitzer

Socio-cultural Work with the Elderly in Finland
By Mona Taipale

Challenges for Further Education by Age Demography – a Classification for the Cultural Sphere
By Karl Ermert

Learning in Later Life, the Brain Sciences and the Arts: The Role of Emotions
By Val Bissland

Culture and the Elderly in Extremadura
By Adolfo Ledesma Muñoz-Redondo

Reaching out to New Audiences

Intergenerational Audience Development in an Ageing Society
By Conny Groot

What is Keywork? – An Introduction
By Roman Schanner

Training Concepts for Recruiting and Qualifying „Keyworkers“
By Karin Nell

ENCOURAGE Arts in Glasgow
By Maureen Marley

Encouraging Intercultural Dialogue

Sharing Age(s) – Sharing Culture(s): Towards a Cross-cultural and Cross-generational Way of Learning and Living
By Elisabeth Franken

Improving Intergenerational Dialogue by Media
By Jan Schmolling

M. M.
By Paula Muhr

Artistic Experiences with Older People

Celebrating Creativity in Old Age – The Bealtaine Festival
By Sue Russell

My mother is 80
By Jean Bojko

Making Memories Matter
By Angelika Trilling

Older people travelling, volunteering and learning: The European project „TravelAGEnts“
By Elke Tippelmann