Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts is a nonprofit arts service organization that offers a positive, modern, artistic and social lens through which to serve, inspire and engage America’s growing population of older adults. Our approach rejects outdated stereotypes that define older people as needy, incapable or frail. While we partner with and advocate for creative aging initiatives that serve all older adults (55+), our work focuses on serving independent adults interested in exploring creative expression in a social group setting. Our mission has 3 main components:
1. Encourage creative aging by promoting the inclusion of arts education programs in organizations that serve older adults
2. Prepare teaching artists to develop the creative capacity of older adult learners
3. Foster lifelong learning in and through the arts by increasing opportunities for participation in community based programming
ACCESS HUNDREDS OF CREATIVE AGING RESOURCES
Lifetime Arts’ The Creative Aging Resource website is a free info hub populated with hand-curated resources covering creative aging research, media coverage, case studies, organizational and expert profiles.
We launched this site for the benefit of community educators, programmers, teaching artists, decision-makers, and funders entering or working in the field. This project is made possible through generous and continuous support from the E.A. Michelson Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
By subscribing to The Creative Aging Resource Newsletter on Substack, you’ll receive enlightening research and media in the rapidly expanding field of creative aging — hand curated and presented by Diantha Dow Schull.
OUR WORK IS MADE POSSIBLE BY
|E.A. Michelson Philanthropy||The New York Community Trust|
|Westchester Community Foundation||The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation|
|May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust||The New York State Council on the Arts|
|The New York State Office for the Aging||Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund|
|The Overbrook Foundation||Laura Jane Musser Fund|
|Laura B. Vogler Foundation||Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation|
|MetLife Foundation||AARP Foundation|