The New and Improved Creative Aging Roster

****UPDATE 08/29/2016: Check out our video tutorial on searching the Roster**

Its time! Our new and improved Creative Aging Roster is now fully launched and ready for your viewing!! The new Roster introduces an improved search function, a modern design, and a more user friendly experience. We are very excited to share the new Roster with you, and we are proud to provide this service to the expanding field of Creative Aging. Check it out  now at

What is the Creative Aging Roster?

A free online directory of professional teaching artists and organizations, across all art disciplines – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone to search for and engage teaching artists for creative aging programs.roster_landing_v2_[trim]

How to Search the Roster

The Creative Aging Roster has many features, including a search section with multiple filters at your disposal. Just scroll over to the menu bar, click search the roster and then search filters. Here, they give you many options to filter your search such as name, languages spoken, visual arts, and performing arts. This is the perfect way to narrow down the artists based on their individual criteria. You can read more about the teaching artist by clicking on their name or profile picture.

How to contact a Teaching Artists

After finding a teaching artist that meets your requirements, click on ‘CONTACT THIS TEACHING ARTIST’ located in the black bar above the profile. From there, you will be asked to complete a form with your contact information and message.


How to apply to be a Member of the Roster

Interested in joining the Roster? To be listed on the Creative Aging Roster, teaching artists must apply and pass a panel review. Applications are evaluated by a panel of cross sector experts in the arts, aging, and community cultural development and arts education fields.

The ideal candidate possess:

    • Professional experience as an artist;
    • Proven teaching experience in delivering sequential arts instruction to older adults;
    • The ability to create curricula for older adults;
    • Specialized training is a plus.

To fill out and submit an application, visit Applications are accepted year round and applicants are reviewed quarterly.

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