Introduction and Approaches to Creative Aging: Tucson Workshop

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On Saturday, February 20, 2016, AZ Creative Aging will visit Tucson for an experiential Creative Aging workshop. Guest artists, Maria Genné and Jane Tygesson will share some of the latest research in Creative Aging and lead an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care.

AZ Creative Aging Kickoff Event

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On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts officially kicked-off its AZ Creative Aging initiative with a morning event at Phoenix Art Museum. Introduction to Creative Aging: Myths of Aging and the Power of the Arts was attended by over 130 individuals from all across the state.

Introduction to Creative Aging: Myths of Aging and the Power of the Arts

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Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Jorge Merced and Dr. Walter Nieri for this special AZ Creative Aging event presented at no cost to attendees thanks to the generous support of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Learn about the myths of aging and how arts engagement benefits older adults.

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.

Arts in Education Week: Creative Aging

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This week we’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week. While the week has traditionally been primarily associated with arts programs in public schools, the emphasis has broadened in recent years to promote the benefits of quality arts learning activities across the aging spectrum.

Arizona Commission on the Arts Launches Creative Aging Initiative

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has launched an unprecedented endeavor to build a local creative aging infrastructure that improves quality of life for older adults. A $225,000 grant (over three years) from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will help the Arts Commission implement “AZ Creative Aging,” a comprehensive plan that trains artists, supports the development of high-quality arts programs for older adults, and embeds creative aging knowledge and best practices in the community.

Announcing AZ Creative Aging

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Made possible through the generous support of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, AZ Creative Aging will provide training to teaching artists, support the development of high-quality arts programs for older adults, and embed creative aging knowledge and best practices in the community.

The Creative Age

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Creative aging, a national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults, is a popular topic these days, and it’s not hard to see why. U.S. Census Bureau data estimates that by the year 2020, more than 1 in 4 Arizonans will be over age 60.

Creative Aging: a New Approach to the Second Half of Life

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On March 13, 2015, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Mesa Arts Center will hold Arizona’s first-ever Creative Aging Summit to bring our arts and aging communities together in exploration of these ideas and topics.

2015 Arizona Creative Aging Summit

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In March 2015, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Mesa Arts Center hosted Arizona’s first-ever summit on Creative Aging: Arts Across the Aging Spectrum.