Members-Only Guild Resource / Webinar

Sustaining Creative Aging Programs: Diverse Funding and Partnership Strategies

Published: 2019-04-09

Published on April 9, 2019

As the field of community arts education continues to deepen its practice of providing innovative, intentional programming for older adults, there are core questions around funding and sustainability. How has the landscape for creative aging funding developed over the last decade? How can organizations create a program model that includes strong funding and community partners? What does sustainability in creative aging work look like? Join the Guild’s Creative Aging Network—including funders, field experts, and practitioners new to the work—for a webinar addressing these crucial questions.

Through discussion and diverse case studies, participants will:

  • More fully understand the unique, cross-sector funding opportunities that exist in creative aging;
  • Have a clearer sense of what a sustainable creative aging program model looks like; and
  • Identify concrete strategies for starting—and growing—programs that effectively serve older adults.


  • Eliza Kiser, Director, Pullen Arts Center
  • Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies
  • Maura O’Malley, Co-Founder and CEO, Lifetime Arts
  • Sylvia Sherman, Program Director, San Francisco Community Music Center
  • Vita Litvak, Manager of Adult Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial