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

Our nationwide festival has run each October since 2012 including 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. Come and join us as we explore what ageing means to all of us. There are many different ways to get together to celebrate creativity - it could be with dance, drama, music, visual arts, storytelling, photography, crafts or outreach events. Whatever your age and wherever you are, there will be something for you in this year's programme.

The team

Director: Anne Gallacher

Community Engagement Officer: Michael Richardson

Administrator: Edyta Kania

Press/Communications Consultant: Liz Smith