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.

NEA Publishes New Report on Arts Participation and Healthy Aging

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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.

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.

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.

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: Yuma

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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.

Aroho Philanthropies launches Artful Aging microsite

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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 »

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.

NCCA Creative Caregiving Guide

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The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) convened national leaders and advocates, master teaching artists and researchers for the regional launch of the NCCA Creative Caregiving Guide on February 23, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. The guide is a web-based and community-shared resource specially designed for both family and professional caregivers of adults who live… Read more »