Keyword: Arts Organization Staff

Creative Aging Programming: Lessons Learned

This webinar was offered to teaching artists, arts organization and senior center staff in NYC who completed a Creative Aging program and wanted to bring their programming to the next level.

During the workshop, participants:

  • Reflected upon the challenges and successes of past residencies
  • Brainstormed and identify action steps toward future successful partnerships
  • Learned about planning templates and tools for use in future programming

This free professional development opportunity is part of the New York City Creative Aging Initiative which has been made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust.

Arts Learning and the Older Adult

This webinar was primarily aimed at senior center staff, but was applicable to Creative Aging arts organization staff and teaching artists. The webinar dived deep into best practices and principles related to adult learning.

Attendees learned about:

  • The research behind Creative Aging programming
  • Universal design, diverse learners, and how teaching artists design programs that takes individual learner’s needs and goals into account
  • The difference between passive, “drop-in” arts programming and sequential skill building arts programming
  • The positive impact that sequential, skill-building arts programming has on senior center members and the community at large

This free professional development opportunity is part of the New York City Creative Aging Initiative which has been made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust.

Writing A Great Creative Aging Proposal

This webinar was offered to NYC-based teaching artists and arts organizations interested in writing a proposal for a Creative Aging program in any arts discipline.

Attendees learned about:

  • The two main pillars of Creative Aging programs: skills mastery and social engagement
  • Strategies to connect their program plans to best practices in Creative Aging program design
  • Best practices in writing a Creative Aging program grant
  • The importance of the culminating event and how to use it as an opportunity to connect the senior center and the older adult participants to the wider community

This free professional development opportunity is part of the New York City Creative Aging Initiative which has been made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust.

Preparing for a Creative Aging Program

This webinar was offered to teaching artists, arts organization and senior center staff in NYC  who delivered Creative Aging programming and were applicable to SU-CASA residencies. This webinar also served as a way to connect attendees with other Creative Aging program stakeholders in NYC.

Attendees learned about:

  • The importance of partnerships in the planning process
  • The specific roles and responsibilities that contribute to successful program implementation
  • Proven marketing and recruiting techniques

This free professional development opportunity is part of the New York City Creative Aging Initiative which has been made possible through the generous support of The New York Community Trust.