Bonnie Vorenberg and her ArtAge resource center have helped spur a flourishing national scene of theater for and by older people.
The Spring 2021 Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show features participant art from Rumriver Art Center’s virtual creative aging classes in acrylic painting, watercolor, and hand-built pottery. These programs are part of the Seeding Vitality Arts (SVA) in Museums Initiative funded by Aroha Philanthropies with training and technical assistance provided by Lifetime Arts.
From the website:
Songwriting Works™ restores joy, hope, health, and community through story and song. Guided by SW’s 8 Principles of Creative Engagement – Access, Inclusion, Originality, Authenticity, Respect, Reciprocity, Restoration, and Celebration –professional musicians, trained and certified as SW facilitators, invite participants age 4 to 100+ into collaborative musical experiences.
Songwriting Works’ approach is research-vetted and internationally recognized as a model of innovation in Intergenerational Community Engagement and Education, Creative Aging and Creativity throughout the Lifespan, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Arts and Care Partnering.
From the website:
Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.
From the Villa Musica site:
At Villa Musica we are proud to provide quality music instruction to all San Diegans regardless of age, musical background or ability to pay. Our ENCORE! program is directed specifically toward serving senior adults in our community. Established in 2013, this program strives to offer music education programs that inspire senior adults to revisit their former musical interest or ignite a new one. Whatever your interest, we have something for you.
From the Creative Aging Cincinnati site:
Founded over 40 years ago as The Arts and Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults, Creative Aging Cincinnati, a 501(c)3, has been serving Seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Creative Aging’s mission is to provide arts and humanities programs that have a positive impact on the quality of life of older adults in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Creative Aging’s vision is to be Greater Cincinnati’s primary resource for enriching seniors through the arts. Creative Aging provides arts and humanities programs and performances that stimulate participants minds, creativity and sense of self. Programs are designed to educate, engage, enrich and entertain.
This is an Interactive map and directory of state arts agencies.
From the National Association of Teachers of Singing site:
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.
From the article:
Proponents of the arts have long argued that creative therapy can help ageing patients. Now, scientists have begun investigating that claim.
From the website:
The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.