Creative Older Adult Learning Survey

A summary report of two surveys carried out by Luminate in October 2019 to understand more about how we can support the development of, and access to, creative older adult learning in Scotland.

The aim of the two surveys – one for participants in creative older adult learning and the other for organisational providers of creative adult learning – aimed to:

  • Explore the reality of creative adult learning for older people in Scotland and begin
    to understand some of the needs of both participants, and providers
  • Identify some challenges around, and benefits of, creative older adult learning
  • Inform the direction of further research in this area for Luminate to undertake

Luminate sees adult learning in the arts as an area of opportunity to contribute to national actions set out in the Scottish Government’s Framework A Fairer Scotland for Older People, including challenging discrimination, tackling social isolation and loneliness, helping older people keep physically fit and active and helping older people engage with culture and creativity.