Through clear and innovative programming, active demonstration of program benefits, and equal investment in their community of teaching artists and participants, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) has been able to build successful, lasting relationships with a variety of partner organizations. These partnerships have formed the backbone of their programming, and sustained them throughout the 15 years of their existence.
From Ad Summa, the American Alliance of Museums blog on Museums and Creative Aging:
“Older adults are a population especially vulnerable to contracting severe cases of COVID-19, and are therefore advised to take special precautions to avoid infection. This may intensify the isolation they experience during the pandemic, making it all the more important for museums to continue reaching them through remote alternatives to on-site creative aging programs. Furthermore, because older adults may face a variety of mobility issues that make it difficult or impossible to come to a physical museum in the best of times, it’s useful to consider how remote alternatives could be deployed in creative aging programs even when museums reopen.
We talked to museums participating in the Seeding Vitality Arts initiative about the changes they’re already making to ensure their program participants are able to stay connected to each other. Read on to find out how Naples Botanical Garden and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center are carrying on with their important work.”