GigSpace is a not-for-profit concert venue and music educational centre that has charitable status. The majority of our group music classes serve adults at retirement age. We have been researching the concept of how the Arts are proving to be highly effective in helping older adults lead healthier, socially engaged, and more creative lifestyles.
The project is to integrate GigSpace concert venue and music education programs into an arts centre that includes dance, visual art, drama and music as part of an apartment complex for active aging adults. Residents have access to a full arts curriculum and active healthy living courses which encourages and promotes creativity, community involvement and social engagement. Each of these courses would be available to the general public.