About Creative Living Project

Creative Living project supports older people in Derby to live rich and fulfilling lives within their communities through creative engagement, enabling them to take part in creative activities and enjoy improved health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Creative Living aims to enhance the talent, experience and enthusiasm of over 55s in the creative arts by delivering visual arts and dance workshops by Artcore and Deda in various community venues in Derby starting from 16th October 2017. Each workshop will work with the imagination, creativity and memory of the participants and involve creative conversations and simple art making methods in order to reduce social isolation.

The project addresses Derby’s priority of supporting older people to live enriching lives. The project will involve the talent, experience and enthusiasm of older people in the creative arts. 

There are four main strands to the project: Participation, Production, Celebration and Progression 

An older people’s Ambassador Group is formed to support programme design and delivery and ensure older people’s voices are represented.

As active people within their communities, the ambassadors will be supported to become a group of advocates and champions for culture in Derby.