2019 Amana Living Arts Festival
The 2019 Amana Living Arts Festival is a creative ageing event which celebrates life, learning and friendship. It runs from 11 February to 22 March 2019 and is free for all Amana Living residents and clients.
The six-week Festival encourages our residents and clients to take part in a wide variety of creative expression experiences. There will be more than 90 events on offer including writing, musical performances, singing and puppetry.
The event is a partnership between Amana Living, individual artists, and the State’s leading arts organisations such as WA Symphony Orchestra, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, WA Maritime Museum and the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.
This year, the Festival has an intergenerational element which sees Perth schools, John Wollaston Anglican College and All Saints College, come together with Amana Living residents and clients to collaborate on theatre and musical performances.
Amana Living strongly believes in the power of the arts to improve lives. Participating in the arts helps people to keep active, encourages them to learn new things, and can help ease anxiety and depression. Plus, it also helps to tackle social isolation by helping people to remain connected to their community.
Being creative is also fun. There’s nothing better than singing a favourite tune, splattering paint or creating something from scratch. We are all born creative and we should have the opportunity to keep being creative as we grow older.
It’s for this reason that we want to make arts and culture events more inclusive for older people, while transforming the way the arts are used to help people to age well in Western Australia. This is why we launched the Amana Living Arts Festival and we hope all our residents and clients take the opportunity to enjoy the 2019 Festival.
The 2019 Amana Living Arts Festival was made possible thanks to the generous bequest from the estate of Miriam Stannage and the support of the following sponsors: