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Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing organisation, celebrates our creative lives as we age.  Launched in 2012, Luminate's founder partners were Creative Scotland, the Baring Foundation and Age Scotland, all of whom continue to support us.

Luminate has run nationwide creative ageing festivals each October since 2012, with programmes featuring 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. In 2017, we celebrated our 5th birthday and launched our first publication Late Opening: Arts and Older People in Scotland.  

2018 sees the introduction of a new approach for us, with a growing year-round programme developing creative activities with, by and for older people.   To enable our growing year-round programme to develop we won't be running a festival this October, and instead we're working towards a biennial festival starting in 2019.

The team

Director: Anne Gallacher

Community Engagement Officer: Catherine Middleton Findlay

Administrator: Edyta Kania

Press/Communications Consultant: Liz Smith