Senior Artists' Research Project
An influential group of Canadian arts organizations is looking for ways to do more to support Canada's senior artists (that is, artists in all disciplines who are 65 and over).
We invite artists 55 and over to participate in a survey about their needs and interests in areas such as artistic activity, health care, housing, retirement, financial issues, community connections and social networks.
The survey must close on Monday, November 30!
The online survey of the situation and needs of senior artists is available here. A pdf version of the survey (if preferred to the online survey) is available below.
A background research document (available below) summarizes programs, services and associations that support older artists in 13 countries, largely in Europe.
We want to thank all those artists who shared their stories during the 17 "town hall" discussions that were conducted.
Completed town hall sessions
Halifax: September 16, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Charlottetown: September 18, Confederation Centre
Calgary: Monday, September 28, The Kahanoff Centre
Edmonton: Tuesday, September 29, Catalyst Theatre
Saskatoon: Thursday, October 1, Mendel Art Gallery
Regina: Friday, October 2, MacKenzie Art Gallery
Vancouver: Monday, October 5, Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver: Tuesday, October 6, PAL Vancouver
Victoria: Thursday, October 8, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Winnipeg: Wednesday, October 21, Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
Thunder Bay: Friday, October 23, Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Montreal (French): Tuesday, November 3, Conseil québécois du théâtre
Montreal (English): Wednesday, November 4, ACTRA Montreal
Ottawa: Thursday, November 5, Council for the Arts in Ottawa
Toronto: Monday, November 9, PAL Toronto
Toronto: Monday, November 16, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Hamilton: Thursday, November 19, Arts Hamilton