ArtSpeak, Creative Connections for Nottingham’s 60+

ArtSpeak is a Big Lottery funded outreach programme from Radford Care Group with an open invitation for people aged 60+ to get out, get creative, feel good and enjoy life to the full.

Our belief is that cultural engagement at any age underpins emotional stability and benefits health and wellbeing.

ArtSpeak hubs will be set up and will become social meeting points where an exchange of creative skills and interests can be shared, learnt and developed. An enriched arts programme will be embedded into these hubs meeting the interests and desires of the participants. ArtSpeak hubs will be set up in community and cultural venues in areas easily accessible by public transport. Movement between City wards and the City Centre will be encouraged in order for participants to benefit from the City's cultural offer and the full range of activities in the programme.

Under ArtSpeak we have the following strands -

ArtSpeak Create/ArtSpeak Participate/ArtSpeak Collaborate/ArtSpeak Live/ArtSpeak Meets and ArtSpeak Creative Cafe

Whether it's coming together to view an exhibition, produce a piece of art work, take part in an intensive course, work on an intergenerational project or watch a performance; the common purpose is to connect and inspire.

Creative Cafés

We’ll soon be holding a series of Creative Cafés across the City, come and tell us what you would like to do in your local area and what creative skills you would like to learn or develop. ArtSpeak hubs will be tailored for you, by you.

Watch this space for further details about a Creative Café coming to a location near you.

Fancy volunteering with us or becoming a community champion?

We’re looking for dedicated, friendly volunteers to work with us at ArtSpeak hubs, if you can commit to the full programme there will also be training and development opportunities.

Are you a community activist? Do you care about what is going on in your community and have a good understanding of the people living in your area? If the answer is yes, then we need you to join us as a Community Champion to help spread the word about ArtSpeak and signpost people who would benefit from the programme.

If you are interested in any aspect of the programme please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information, we’d love to hear from you.

You can contact Hannah or Sharon via or 0115 9786133