Creative Lives Badges


a) All funders should commit to having no age stipulation in their funding calls.

b) All funders should produce calls that encourage intergenerational collaboration; as well as engagement with artists from all marginalised communities.


a) All institutions should establish and publicise strong and visible policies on ageism, making them easily accessible on their online platforms.

b) MPs, policy makers and legal experts should seek to redress current weaknesses in the protections offered by the The Equality Act 2010.


a) All educational institutions should support true age diversity in their student bodies, and avoid the reiteration of age related stereotypes in connection to all educational programmes (including Widening Participation, Foundation Routes and Lifelong learning).

b) Funders and arts organisations should seek to create training programmes, workshops and other educational opportunities to enhance understanding of ageism and other intersecting forms of discrimination within their institutions.


a) All institutions should commit to establishing an internal ageism board or clearly integrate ageism within existing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion boards in order to dismantle ageist policies and practices.

b) Funders and arts organisations should accommodate parenting and other caring responsibilities.


a) Arts organisations and institutions should encourage and support artists of all ages to engage in a variety of intergenerational collaborations, with a clear focus on meaningful creative content and outputs;
and creating frameworks that encourage an equitable sharing of resources.

b) Arts organisations should acknowledge that older artists need opportunities to learn and develop and have the capacity to do so.

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