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The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) has launched a first of its kind Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, MetLife Foundation, and The Michelson Foundation. National Guild Associate Director Ken Cole advised NCCA and the NEA on the development of the Directory.
Pictured Above: Stagebridge, Oakland, CA
Our current initiatives focus on critical challenges and opportunities in community arts education, delivering information and services to help constituents thrive and succeed in today's environment.
The Engaging Adolescents Initiative aims to increase teen participation in arts education by enhancing the effectiveness and scope of existing programs and catalyzing the development of new programs at member organizations nationwide. Guided by an advisory group of experts, current components include Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts, released in May 2011, and a series of training opportunities.
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Engaging Adolescents Institute
With the coming of the "elder boom" and research indicating that arts participation is good for older adults' general health and wellness, the National Guild presents the MetLife Foundation Creative Aging Initiative. These components are available to promote the start-up and development of participatory arts programs for older adults:
Photo credit: Stagebridge, Oakland, CA
Partners in Arts Education is a national initiative to identify and study best practices in K-12 arts education partnerships and foster their replication. Through the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program, the Guild distributes best-practices guides, makes grants, and produces training institutes to support high-quality, sustainable arts education partnerships with public schools.
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The Board Development Initiative seeks to enhance the effectiveness of boards serving arts education organizations by providing training, tools, and information on effective governance practices that inspire and help board members meet their responsibilities to the organization and community.
Learn more about board development:
Our recent publication, Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Art, describes a holistic approach that integrates arts learning with principles of youth development. Get your free download today!
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