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“Create Together” at Allegheny County Library Association

Articles and Blog Posts

From the blog post: Today we feature Create Together: An Intergenerational Art Program out of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. This program exemplifies the library-as-incubator idea, relying on community expertise and partnerships to provide a collaborative …

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK


From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in the Lives of Older People

via Ageing and Society   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Despite the growing interest amongst gerontologists and literary and cultural scholars alike, in arts participation, ageing and the artistic outputs of older people, comparatively little attention has yet been paid to theatre and drama. Likewise, …

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ALA Releases Findings From National Study of Library Public Programming

via Programming Librarian   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the ALA Public Programs Office: “The ALA Public Programs Office has released a report outlining the findings of an intensive research study that explored the characteristics, audiences, outcomes and value of U.S. library programming, …

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Arts and Aging: Building the Science

via N   |   Research and Studies

Summary of a National Academies Workshop “Researching Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts and Well-Being of Older Americans”

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Arts as an Industry: Their Economic Impact on New York City and New York State


From the Report Summary: “It is widely recognized that the arts are essential to the city and state of New York, which enjoys a global reputation for cultural excellence and opportunity. In the past quarter …

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At the Intersection of Arts and Aging

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To explore such questions about the arts as a possible promoter of good health, NIA has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) …

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Building Communities From the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing A Community’s Assets

Books and Chapters

From the WorldCat site: This guide summarizes lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States. It outlines in simple, neighborhood-friendly terms what local communities can do to start …

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Case Study: Engaging Older People in Creative Thinking–The Active Energy Project

via Health, Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Policy and Research, and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice   |   Books and Chapters

The Active Energy project involved a participatory arts approach to empowering and stimulating older people’s active creativity. Participants drew on their own life experience to propose technological innovation based on local knowledge and real need. …

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Characteristics of Successful Partnerships Between Libraries, Schools, and Community Agencies

via Library Philosophy and Practice   |   Reports

From the introduction: Collaboration is constantly promoted as a valued activity for educators, librarians, and social service professionals. Shared resources, as well as shared responsibilities, can lead to reduced costs and positive outcomes for a …

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