Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a working collaboration of seniors and professional artists, who work on the creative expression of ideas and issues that are important to them. The project provides a forum for expression and communication, exploration and imagination, which in turn fosters a sense of well-being and belonging.
Our work takes place across greater Vancouver, on the on the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We connect older adults with professional artists in community centres across greater Vancouver.Visit Projects
Research supports the connection between art and health. It’s the science behind creative aging.Learn More
Meet the professional artists who collaborate with seniors in our communities.View Artists
Our Annual Showcase is a curated performance and exhibition that showcases the work created throughout the year. Through performing and exhibiting, seniors are changing the way people understand older people and aging.
Join us for online studio visits
While we can’t gather for our annual Exhibition and Gala Showcase to celebrate Seniors’ Week, we sure can celebrate together […]Read More
What Kind of World by the Roundhouse Choir
At the start of the pandemic, the longstanding Roundhouse Choir took their weekly Sound & Song workshops online. Led by […]Read More
Watch the Strathcona Puppeteers!
This spring, artist Catrina Longmuir led the Strathcona Puppeteers in a digital storytelling project celebrating their 13 years of puppet […]Read More
Sing With Us by the Roundhouse Choir
“Sing With Us” is an original song written online by The Roundhouse Choir through Sound & Song, in Winter 2020/Spring […]Read More
Call for Artists
Arts & Health seeks a lead artist (any discipline) for a telephone-based community-engaged arts residency with seniors, in partnership with […]Read More