The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, recently secured new funding from a national grant program to advance creative aging programs for older adults in Arizona.
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In May 2023, AZ Creative Aging will host convenings in four Arizona communities and online, offering a unique opportunity for people working at the intersection of aging, healthcare, and the arts to convene, reconnect, and explore the state of the field and the opportunities ahead!
The Rural and BIPOC Creative Aging Communities Cohort is a 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 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.
On September 7, 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts, the first detailed look at arts participation habits, attitudes toward the arts, and related health characteristics of adults aged 55 and older.
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.
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.
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 »
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present a workshop on creativity and aging with Jorge Merced, acclaimed theater artist and Associate Artistic Director of Pregones Theate in New York.
In 2006, when the Michelson Foundation changed its name to Aroha Philanthropies it also shifted its mission. Since then, Aroha has been “devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55, joy in children and youth, and humanity in adults with mental illness.” In March 2016, Aroha unveiled a new… Read more »