22 November 2021
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Mid North Coast Creative Ageing Festival 2022

2022 Creative Ageing Festival logo on pink background with 10 - 30 April dates
Arts Mid North Coast is delighted to announce the return of our Creative Ageing Festival in 2022! This will be our fifth event, and will run from April 10 to 30 during the NSW Seniors Festival.

We have been busy applying for grants to secure additional funds to commission some special showcase  events by our artist team. These will supplement the many community events happening throughout the region - so if you are planning an event for seniors during this period - get in touch about how you can be involved and be included in our extensive marketing program - for FREE!  
Arts & Wellbeing - Australia Council for the Arts 
Screenshot of various videos from Australia Council Arts & Wellbeing resource
Image: screenshot from Arts & Wellbeing resources page from Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to increasing the awareness of the value of public investment in arts and creativity. It argues that arts and creativity are among our most powerful assets, playing essential roles in our health and wellbeing.

It has created a resource centre to share the growing body of evidence and case studies related to arts and mental wellbeing. A series of brilliant videos capture case studies from ten organisations and practitioners who showcase existing work and success in this area. All of these videos explore the possible role of arts and creativity in solving the national mental health crisis. In terms of Creative Ageing Arts Mid North Coast particularly recommends the video featuring the Mature Artists Dance Experience Company.  
visit Australia Council for the Arts website
The Amazing Programs of Entelechy Arts
Senior cast of Glorious Age theatre company dressed in costume
Image: The 21st Century Tea Dance posters are a collaboration between a graphic designer Donkey Studio, photographer Roswitha Chesher and the Entelechy Arts team.
Entelechy Arts is a charity based in Lewisham, South East London. They produce projects which powerfully test the boundaries between art, creativity, care, wellbeing and community. Their vibrant cultural programmes are created by and for isolated older people, those living with profound and multiple disabilities, and those living in care home environments, enabling them to play an active and visible role in the creative life of their community.

Some of its incredible projects include: 21st Century Tea Dances. These events mix live music with video, theatre, dance performance, story-telling, dancing and singing all served up with tea and cake. Programmes are curated by older members of Glorious Age, members of Meet Me at the Albany and artists in the care homes programme Walking through Walls.

Glorious Age is Entelechy Arts’ theatre company, a collective of people aged 65+ who create artistic projects and performances. They have been working together for over fifteen years, devising and performing work inspired by their own experiences and addressing subjects that are important to them including parenthood and family, loneliness and isolation, and what it’s like to grow older in South London.

Theatre of Wandering: A theatrical experience through the city, where the boundaries between fiction and reality become blurred. Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. For more information on the above and other stunning programs visit the Entelechy Arts Website at 
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