Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival
celebrating creativity as we age

Welcome to Luminate

Luminate will be back this October, bringing older people and people from across the generations together across Scotland to celebrate creativity, share stories and explore what ageing means to all of us.

Be part of Luminate 2015

We are now accepting submissions to be part of Luminate 2015, so if you, your group or your organisation are planning arts activities or events in Scotland this October that are aimed at older people, or that have a theme related to ageing, now's the time to put them forward using our online proposal form.

Previous festivals have included performances, exhibitions and activities in care settings; plays, poetry and film screenings that tell stories of ageing; performances of works presented by older artists; and special offers or deals for older people to enjoy and take part in creative activities. For more inspiration, why not browse events from the 2014 programme or download a copy of the 2014 printed brochure?

Luminate Photography Challenge

As this year's Luminate is fast approaching, we are delighted to announce a new opportunity for anyone living in Scotland to be part of our festival. The Luminate Challenge is a chance for you to create something new this summer, and to share it with other around the country.

In 2015 our Challenge focuses on photography. We would like to invite you to create a photographic portrait of someone from a different generation, and tell us what inspired you to photograph them. We will select a range of portraits which will be exhibited online and in a touring exhibition during our festival in October.

To help you, we've commissioned some portraits from a photographic artist Robin Gillanders, and Robin has also shared some thoughts and tips on things you might like to think about when you're setting up and taking your portraits.  

The deadline for entries is Monday 7 September 2015, and full details of how to enter - along with Robin's images and advice - can be found on here.

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