Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival(External link) with the support of Clare Arts Office will facilitate a meeting between older person organisations and local professional artists, where they can chat about creative ideas and see if there is potential to work together in the future.

This initiative arose from feedback from the Bealtaine Gathering 2019, where a need was identified for a forum for artists and older person organisations to network locally. Age & Opportunity with the support of Tipperary Arts Office and Roscommon Arts Office ran pilot events in 2020 and 2021 and Clare Arts Office is involved for 2023.


  • Potential work opportunities for professional artists (both older artists and those who work with older people).
  • Increasing the pool and diversity of professional artists working in the community sphere.
  • Increasing the potential for older person organisations to engage with and collaborate with a professional artist.
  • Information and signposting – funding etc.

If interested in attending, presenting or just want to find out more contact us