Intergenerate: Creative Ageing

Intergenerate: Creative Ageing
Photo of senior people taking part in art workshop
​Intergenerate is a creative ageing program that promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchange of older people in our community. Intergenerate: Creative Ageing ​Intergenerate is a creative ageing program that promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchange of older people in our community. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture

Photo of senior people taking part in art workshop

Intergenerate is a creative ageing program that promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchange of older people in our community.

As part of the 2016 program, the Bankstown Arts Centre offered a cultural calendar which included arts-based workshops in video making for kids, storytelling, drawing, painting, performance, crafts, song and dance, visual arts. 

2017 has seen a continuation of the program, presenting a Seniors Week event offering Tai Chi and a short film screening, as well as workshops programs including dance, music and song-writing workshops for seniors. Additionally, the program has seen local high school students involved in digital storytelling activities where they interview older members of the community, record and present these stories through digital platforms.

The Intergenerate project launch showcased some of the shared stories, works created and skills learned during the program's workshops and activities throughout the year.

This project is funded by the Department of Family and Community Services.

Thanks to our project partners: Asian Women at Work, Chinese Australian Services Society, Bankstown Youth Development Service, Arab Council Australia, South Western Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service and the more than 400 artists and community members who have been involved throughout the year.

Projects

Learn more about some of the activities, performances and workshops that have taken place as part of the Intergenerate Program below​:

 

 

Smartphone Storytelling workshophttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/archive/past-projects/intergenerate-creative-ageing/smartphone-storytelling-workshopSmartphone Storytelling workshopThe Arts Centre engaged the team from SF3 to run smartphone filmmaking workshops for students.
Stories of Strength Projecthttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/archive/past-projects/intergenerate-creative-ageing/stories-of-strength-projectStories of Strength Project​Students from Sir Joseph Banks High School and Chester Hill High School interviewed local seniors from different cultural and linguistic background, including members from their own schools, Bankstown Arts Society and Aboriginal Elders Arts Group.
Arts & Storytelling workshops with eldershttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/archive/past-projects/intergenerate-creative-ageing/arts-storytelling-workshops-with-eldersArts & Storytelling workshops with eldersParticipants explored dreams and memories through storytelling and creative activities.
Night Skyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/archive/past-projects/intergenerate-creative-ageing/night-skyNight Sky​Night Sky was an outdoor theatre performance developed from the Arts and Storytelling workshops with seniors.