Lifetime Arts Receives Major Grants to Advance Creative Aging

Lifetime Arts has recently announced two major grants that will allow them to increase their impact in the field of creative aging. Last year, the National Guild, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, announced the Catalyzing Creative Aging program, which will support 20 organizations in the creation of new, professionally led arts programs for older adults. Moving into 2018, Lifetime Arts has launched two new initiatives that will strengthen creative aging across the country:

  • $1.5M multi-year grant from Aroha Philanthropies – Significant multi-year support from Aroha Philanthropies will enable Lifetime Arts to respond to the growing national demand for its services by building to scale over the next 3-5 years. It will strengthen and increase Lifetime Arts' professional staff; aid in the development of a new on-demand, modular, learning portal allowing Lifetime to reach more communities across the nation with their customized training and support; improve and expand the organization's communications capabilities; help support strategic national partnerships; and ensure the continued quality of Lifetime Arts' capacity-building programs and resources.
  • $600K grant from New York Community Trust – This grant will support a two-year effort to evaluate and strengthen Creative Aging programs in New York City. Lifetime Arts will conduct more than 20 live training sessions around New York City designed to educate and inspire the staffs of over 250 senior centers, 50 arts organizations, as well as up to 175 individual teaching artists.

Learn more about both initiatives at

About Lifetime Arts

Lifetime Arts was founded as a service organization in 2008 with a singular goal - to enhance the quality of life for older adults by promoting Creative Aging - through arts education. Lifetime Arts works nationally to build the capacity of organizations and individuals who serve older adults to initiate, develop, implement and sustain professionally conducted arts education programs.

Published: December 31, 2017