The calendar below features upcoming Arts Commission deadlines, events, information sessions and workshop opportunities. Times, dates and event details may be subject to change. For more information, please email [email protected].


Introductory Creative Aging Training – Flagstaff
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Creative Flagstaff and the Arizona Commission on the Arts to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. The Arts Commission’s Director of Arts Learning, Elisa Radcliffe, and AZ Creative Aging Coordinator and teaching artist Angelina Ramirez will provide an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care, and the research which shows that older adults who are engaged in the arts experience better overall health, enjoy a higher quality of life, and are more active in their communities.

Introduction to Creative Aging
Saturday, May 18, 2024
3:00pm – 4:30pm

The Peaks, 3150 N. Winding Brook Rd
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001


Participation is free. Advance registration is required.

Anyone interested in the relationship between the arts and quality of life for older adults, including aging or healthcare service organization staff, caregivers, volunteers, teaching artists, and arts organizations are invited to join.

Application Due Date: Southern Arizona Creative Aging Cohort
May 30 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking applications from teams to participate in the Southern Arizona Creative Aging Cohort. The Southern Arizona Creative Aging Cohort offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creative aging can be put to work for positive community impact.

Combining professional development, assets and needs assessments, and customized consultations, the cohort is designed to equip teams with new frameworks and ideas for developing, expanding, and deepening creative aging efforts.

Who Is It For?

The Southern Arizona Creative Aging Communities Cohort will be made up of teams of three individuals who are committed to implementing sustainable creative aging programming in Southern Arizona. Eligible teams include individuals who live and work south of the Gila River. The team must include participants from each of the following groups:

  1. Teaching artist, with a priority to individuals who reflect the community being served
  2. An employee of a local arts organization or a local arts agency
  3. An employee of a senior center, residential facility and/or health and aging service provider