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

Welcome to Luminate

Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, is held from 1st to 31st October across Scotland each year.  The festival brings together older people and those from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. There are activities all over Scotland - from art workshops and dance classes to music performances and authors' events - and you will find Luminate in theatres, galleries, community halls, care homes and lunch clubs, as well as events online that take us to audiences everywhere.

Plans are now getting underway for the 2016 festival, and if you would like to hear more please sign up for our e-newsletter via our website. Each year we invite people to put forward their own projects for inclusion in the festival programme. 

This year's deadline for submitting proposals is Wednesday, 27 June 2016. If your group or organisation would like to run an event as part of the festival, please note that detailed information on the application process will be available in mid-May 2016.  

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We are seeking proposals from artists and cultural organisations who would like to collaborate with older people being cared for in a care home or day care setting and create a new artwork for this year's festival. 

Deadline for proposals is midday on Monday, 30 May 2016. 

Click here to download the commission brief and find out how to apply. 

Luminate 2015

Our fourth festival held in October last year featured 424 creative events from the Scottish Borders to Shetland, reaching people of all ages and different communities nationwide. We live-streamed Donna Rutherford's performance of Broth from Paisley Arts Centre and you can watch a recording of this show online at our YouTube Channel

You can also browse Luminate 2015 events in our Events section or download an electronic copy of our brochure by clicking here.

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