Did you know we offer intergenerational projects, collaborating with people of all ages?
Intergenerational work brings joy to isolated older people being able to mix with youth in a creative setting, but also overcomes fears and preconceptions that young and older people hold or impress upon each other. A fruitful collaboration between Good Times and our Youth Engagement programme in September 2011 kick-started the continuing development of intergenerational projects which seek to forge stronger, sustainable community links between the old and young.
The projects undertaken by the Dulwich Picture Gallery address the stigma and isolation that older people sometimes face segregated from the rest of the community. Over the past six years, projects which span generations, have inspired a more integrated community which, through common understanding and enjoyment in art, has led to increased interaction and confidence for all ages.
In December 2013 Dulwich Picture Gallery hosted a unique evening concert, the culmination of Visual to Vocal, a collaborative arts and dementia project with English Touring Opera which saw a group of people in their early stages of dementia and their carers compose a song cycle over eight weeks inspired by the Gallery's Old Master paintings:
For more information about our intergenerational projects and future opportunities, please contact the Community Coordinator or call 020 8299 8753