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 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.
Some highlights from 2023
While the 2023 season may have come to a close, it is important to look back on the amazing projects […]Read More
EXTENDED: Call for Indigenous Artist- Mount Pleasant Community Centre
Arts & Health, in partnership with Mount Pleasant Community Centre, seeks an Indigenous artist interested in facilitating community-engaged arts practices […]Read More
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elders Puppetry Project
In early 2020, members of the Tsleil-Waututh Elders Arts group and local artists embarked on a collaborative process to […]Read More