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Aroha Launches Artful Aging Initiative and National Grant Program

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May 02, 2016

Aroha Philanthropies is launching “Seeding Artful Aging,” a new initiative and national grant opportunity. According to Aroha, “artful aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. Successful artful aging programs are led by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.”

The initiative is designed to support the development and expansion of successful artful aging programs, document their effectiveness, and share that information broadly. Aroha also aims to:

  • Demonstrate the power and impact of artful aging programs to a broad national audience.
  • Encourage arts and cultural organizations to develop participatory arts education programs for older adults.
  • Encourage organizations that serve older adults to develop arts education programming.
  • Disseminate program implementation models.

Aroha is hosting a free webinar Tuesday, May 10 at 2PM EDT for organizations interested in applying for the initiative. Visit Aroha’s website to register for the webinar and for more information on specific grant opportunities. 

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