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Above Ground: Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists

The purpose of Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists (IOAIII Aging) is to understand how artists — who often reach artistic maturity and increased artistic satisfaction as they age — are supported and integrated within their communities and how their network structures change over time. Past evidence shows that as people age, they often become more isolated from each other, making it difficult for organizations to serve them both individually and as a group.

“This study of aging visual artists in New York City offers a unique look at a population that has implications for us all. The stereotypes of aging, which I have both defined and battled all my professional life, are compounded for artists for whom stereotypes abound.” – Dr. Robert N. Butler

Designing Flexible Arts Programming in a Senior Center Setting

This webinar was offered to teaching artists and arts organization staff in NYC who delivered a Creative Aging program in any arts discipline in a senior center setting, and were applicable to SU-CASA residencies.

Attendees learned about:

  • Program models appropriate for senior centers
  • Capacity of senior centers to support Creative Aging programming
  • Ways to adapt their programs to match the organizational capacity of the senior center and the interests of the participants

The moderators, Annie Montgomery and Abigail Jefferson, interviewed Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Roster Artist, Spica Wobbe, about her experience teaching in the SU-CASA program and how she adapted her plans to suit the needs of both the center and the participants.

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.