European Conference Long Live Arts
20-22 May 2015
The Hague, the Netherlands
Aims and objectives
The upcoming international conference Long Live Arts offers an important, inspirational and dynamic platform, to present the state of the art in cultural projects for older people and instigate long-term networks between the sectors of arts and culture, health care, and welfare, as well as between European countries. The conference will be held on 20-22 May, 2015 in The Hague.
On national level, we intend to serve as a source of inspiration and explore how the given artistic examples can be applied in both policy and practice. On international level, we will present an overview of cutting edge developments, through which we can learn from each other. Overall the conference will create an active vibe, so that the audience can experience the arts for themselves.
Benefits of attending
The Long Live Arts conference provides an excellent opportunity to bring together leading experts, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and older people to exchange ideas and enhance knowledge about cultural participation by older people. Participants will gain new insights on the conference theme, adressed from the policy, practice and research point of view.
Assembling on such a large, European scale will prove to be the ultimate chance to broaden personal and corporate networks. By discussing cultural participation by older people on a global level, participants will be stimulated to implement acquired knowledge in their own organisation.
Who should attend
A total of 250 conference delegates from all over Europe will attend. Delegates include policymakers from the arenas of health, housing, social care and welfare, practitioners from the cultural sector, researchers from the social, medical and behavioural sciences, as well as older people themselves.