Catalyzing Creative Aging
The Catalyzing Creative Aging program is currently paused due to the pandemic. We are not accepting applications for a new Catalyzing Creative Aging cohort at this time.
We are committed to continuing to support creative aging practitioners field-wide. You can register to join our recurring Creative Aging Community Conversation—a monthly open-ended dialogue for constructive sharing and co-learning with fellow creative aging practitioners. If you have questions about current offerings, please contact Ivy Young.
The National Guild’s Catalyzing Creative Aging program is a multi-phase initiative designed to support the establishment of new creative aging programs at nonprofit arts education organizations nationwide. We have served 3 cohorts of creative aging practitioners from 2017-2020.
Research shows that professionally-led, arts education for older adults fosters positive aging. Nonprofit arts education organizations are uniquely positioned to play a leading role in providing innovative programming for an aging population that is living longer, healthier lives.
The program is presented in partnership with Lifetime Arts and provides group training, one-on-one coaching, and funding to community arts education organizations in order to:
The following organizations participated in the 2019-2020 cycle:
Thank You to Our Generous 2019 Catalyzing Creative Aging Supporters