About Us

Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, celebrates our creative lives as we age.  Launched in 2012, Luminate is supported by Creative Scotland, the Baring Foundation and Age Scotland.

Luminate includes new work, collaborations and international projects specially planned and programmed for the festival, as well as independently-run projects led by a wide range of cultural and community organisations. There is growing evidence of the importance of creative activities to our wellbeing as we age, and Luminate wants to shine a light on the many opportunities that exist across Scotland.

In addition to the public programme, Luminate includes Outreach activities which take the festival to care homes, sheltered housing communities and local groups across the country.

If Luminate has one message, it’s that creativity has no age. In October 2014 Luminate included activities across the length and breadth of the country: with intergenerational storytelling in Sutherland, an interactive installation created by women from Dumfries and Galloway, sharing traditional music and songs on Mull, a choral cabaret in Falkirk and aerial dance workshops in Glasgow.

You can browse all the events that took place in our 2014 festival by clicking here, or click here to download a copy of the brochure from the resources section of our website.