Creative Aging Experts Address Ageism at Grantmakers in the Arts Conference


In October 2019, the National Guild for Community Arts Education presented the professional development workshop, “Age Equity: The Impact of Ageism on Arts Funding and Programs,” at the 2019 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: Cultural Intersections in Denver, CO.  This workshop featured moderator, Adam Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at National Guild for Community Arts Education, Annie Montgomery, Director of Education at Lifetime Arts, Eliza Kiser, Director at Pullen Arts Center, and Teresa Bonner, Executive Director at Aroha Philanthropies. This highly interactive workshop addressed, “the last socially acceptable prejudice,” ageism and how it is preventing full access to arts learning and engagement for upwards of twenty percent of the U.S. population.

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Ageism & Advocacy


Jacqueline DuMont

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Lifetime Arts



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Articles and Blog Posts




Annie Montgomery, Aroha Philanthropies, Denver, Maura O'Malley, National Guild for Community Arts Education, Professional Development, Pullen Arts Center, Teresa Bonner