Arts and Ageing Programme

Manchester Camerata and the British Council are working in partnership to develop arts and ageing programmes in North East Asia. Through a series of workshops, events and training, we aim to amplify the social impact of the arts, with a particular focus on music and dementia.

In 2019, Manchester Camerata and Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra aim to deliver a programme of training and scoping in Taipei. Follow the journey of this programme on our blog.

In 2016-17, Manchester Camerata musicians delivered a training programme on three occasions with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is now delivering a large participatory music programme in Japan, with projects for older people in housing schemes and community spaces.

Watch the video

Read Emotional Responses to Music – an Arts Professional article about our partnership with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra

Weston Jerwood International Placements

Throughout 2018, Camerata in the Community team member Jacqui Barnes took part in a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Part of this scheme involved an international placement for six weeks with a partner arts organisation.

Jacqui travelled to Montenegro in September 2018 to work alongside Montenegrin National Theatre and the British Council Montenegro.

Read more about her placement experience here.

Manchester Camerata are now in conversations with Montenegrin partner organisations about developing a participatory music and health programme together.