Age & Opportunity brings the benefits of arts participation to over 250 older people in care settings nationwide
Announcing six artist residencies
A day for Bealtaine organisers and supporters to be inspired, reflect and connect.
A networking day for dance artists working with older people
Richard Gorman, Tamsin Snow and Eithne Jordan have been selected as the Age & Opportunity Visual Arts Residency artists.
Ground Up Artists Collective
An online conversation about creative ageing
Join us for an action packed day of creative and cultural events in Dublin's Temple Bar Quarter..
Download a county specific brochure here..
Join us this St. Patrick's Weekend for pop up singing and fun!
Applications for Care Settings are now open!
Tenders invited for Bealtaine 2020
More details about our Bealtaine Get Creative Week running from 11th-19th May.
We are pleased to announce Aspiro Choir as the Bealtaine Festival Flagship Choir 2019
Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Age and Opportunity/BEALTAINE and Cork County Council invite submissions for a studio residency from an artist aged 50 and over to take place from 6 April to 4 May 2019.
Join the 2019 Festival Team!
Laois playwright and performer Emma O’Grady will bring her critically-acclaimed theatre show about her grandfather’s secret tape-recordings to 5 venues as part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival.
Would you like to get involved in a cycling art project for Bealtaine 2019?
One week to go
Artist in Residence Programme to provide access to the arts for older people in care settings
Is your choir the Bealtaine Festival Choir 2019? - (Deadline extended to 31st January 2019)
Age & Opportunity is offering two internships as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to participate in the Bealtaine festival? Our open call out for tours of all artforms could be your chance to join us in celebrating the arts and culture as we age.
I wish there were a Festival like Bealtaine in the city where I live
Bealtaine @ Temple Bar is an exciting new leg of the Bealtaine calendar with a series of arts and cultural events running across Temple Bar’s cultural quarter from the 3rd to the 7th of May.
We are looking for a researcher/writer/thinker/evaluator to identify and explore the impact and influences of the Bealtaine festival to its funders, participants, partners and other stakeholders in Ireland.
Everybody Sings is a new theatre project by artist Shaun Dunne examining the relationship between intimacy and ageing. The project is commissioned by Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide 2018 Bealtaine Festival and will be produced by Brokentalkers Theatre Company.
Bealtaine depends on the thousands of events run by our partner organisations, arts offices and libraries around the country and we very much hope you might be free and interested to come to one of our Bealtaine Gathering meetings this Autumn and if you can, help us spread the word!
From 2018 through to 2020, in response to ongoing, international, globally transformative events, Bealtaine will adopt the theme of hospitality, hosting, welcome and generosity, as a broad and multi-layered festival theme
The Bealtaine Festival, celebrating the arts and creativity as we age, has awarded visual artist Joanna Hopkins the inaugural Bealtaine Artist’s Residency in a care setting. Bealtaine, working with Azure, Creative Exchanges and in association with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), have developed this artist’s residency within a care setting that specialises in caring for older people with dementia.
Throughout the month of May, the annual celebration returns for its 22nd year with events hosted nationwide to promote activity in the arts and creativity as we age.