Introducing Our 2018 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is proud to announce the graduates of our second AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute. These 11 artists, who come from cities and towns across the state and specialize in a variety of artistic disciplines, join the inaugural cohort of Teaching Artist Institute graduates, applying their skills and knowledge to work with older adult populations.

Creative Aging Workshop for Teaching Artists

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Join us for a day-long workshop on teaching artistry in the field of Creative Aging. Through panel discussions, interactive learning sessions, and dynamic presentations, facilitators will address a holistic approach to thinking about the fundamentals of Creative Aging, community health and the aging process.

Call for Teaching Artists: AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for the AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute. The AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute will be highly experiential, allowing participants to observe and practice activities and processes.

Create/Change: Cultural Perspectives on Creative Aging

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Join us for Create/Change: Cultural Perspectives on Creative Aging, the opening plenary of the Create/Change: AZ Institute, for a conversation about arts and aging across communities and cultures.

Cultural Memory: Celebrating Wisdom Through Story

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Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts at Grand Central Coffee Company in downtown Phoenix for an evening of story sharing from Lakota performer Charlene O’Rourke and an introduction to Anne Basting’s new storytelling project.

NEA Publishes “Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health”

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On December 8, 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published a Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health, a blueprint for collaboration among academic researchers, arts organizations, and artists aiming to study the arts’ effects on health and extend this research to arts programs or therapies.

Creative Aging Workshop in Flagstaff

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Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Guest artist Elizabeth Johnson will provide an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care, and the brain/body… Read more »

AZ Creative Aging Generation(s) Lab: Call for Applications

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Generation(s) Lab is an incubator program for arts organizations with a serious and committed interest in better serving Arizona’s older adults by strengthening existing programs and/or developing new initiatives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 11 arts organizations throughout Maricopa County to participate in this new program of the AZ Creative… Read more »

Introduction and Approaches to Creative Aging: Prescott

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On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Prescott Meals on Wheels will present a workshop on creativity and aging with Gary Glazner, award winning poet and Founder/Director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

NEA Releases Report on the Arts and Healthy Aging

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On February 3, 2016, Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) released The Summit on Creativity and Aging, a report on the May 2015 summit of more than 70 experts co-presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and National Center for Creative Aging that preceded the July 2015 White House Conference on Aging.