Category: Programs

City of Boston Announces New Creative Aging Program

Creative Aging Program graphic

Arts programming throughout the City to be tailored to older adults BOSTON – Friday, October 11, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh along with the Age Strong Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture today announced a partnership with Goddard House Community Initiatives and Lifetime Arts that brings free arts programming to older adults …

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Catalyzing Creative Aging 2019-2020 Applications Now Open

Bomba Dance Workshop, Casita Maria, Bronx, NY (National Guild)

  Our population of adults over age 55 in the U.S. is rapidly growing, and research shows that participatory arts education programs for older adults foster positive aging and healthier lives. To support the establishment of new programs like this at Guild member organizations across the country, the National Guild for Community Arts Education is …

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Innovative “School of Drag” Event Mixes Generations and Gender Performance

Performers in School of Drag's culminating event

“We compartmentalize our community, and particularly when it comes to age, this begins early on in our lives. We are missing huge opportunities for intergenerational knowledge to be shared in a reciprocal experiential way that provides the space for connection and empathy in ways that traditional educational experiences do not. I would say that things …

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School of Drag Attracts Intergenerational Performers (VIDEO)

School of Drag, a Creative Aging program collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ (MOCA) and Fluxx Productions, is a 10-week workshop series that invites 55+ LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual, non-binary, pansexual, etc.) community members to explore art, narrative and performance which culminates into a showcase featuring performers …

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Creative Aging Enrollment at Pasadena Conservatory of Art Increases

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Now in its second grant cycle, the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Initiative is helping arts organizations across the U.S. to better serve older adult learners.  For example, since last fall, enrollment has rapidly increased and continues to do so at Pasadena Conservatory of Music. In fact, the “summer camp” programs being offered …

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