A new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of elderly artists with memory loss and other chronic conditions.
From the National Guild for Community Arts Education site:
The latest edition of the National Guild’s Benchmarking Data Report is now available! This report contains a wealth of data—on staff and faculty compensation, instructional fees, income and expense ratios, and more—that can inform your planning and budgeting and help funders and policy makers better understand the needs and impact of our field. The data, gathered from 179 Guild member organizations, is presented in easy to read charts and tables.
For the first time, the report also includes sections on racial equity, creative aging, and analysis of salary information by organization type, type of community served, and organizational budget size.
Data was collected in 2019 before the pandemic and this summer’s uprising and call to reckoning about structural racism and anti-Black violence. This means that the data provides a valuable snapshot of where the community arts education field was just before these transformational events.
Accessing the Report
The 2019 Benchmarking Data Report is available to all Guild members that participated in the survey, free of charge. For access, contact email@example.com.
The report is also available for purchase. Guild members receive a discounted rate (Guild membership is currently “pay what you can”).
Lifetime Arts Director of Education, Annie Montgomery, explains the creative aging model in detail. She covers the difference behind therapeutic, one-off, and sequential programming, and discusses the evidence supporting the impact of sequential programs.
In this video, Lifetime Arts trainer, Abigail Jefferson, introduces applicable to teaching older adults that inform best practices in creative aging program design. Additionally, she presents considerations and adaptations that may need to be implemented to accommodate the learning needs of older adults.
In this video, Lifetime Arts trainer, Abigail Jefferson, introduces the research that informs the Creative Aging Lifelong Learning Model. Abigail also discusses the two key andragogical elements that ensure effective program design.
Lifetime Arts trainer, Vinny Mraz, discusses the rapidly shifting demographics of the older adult population and the related implications; the three areas of practice in the field; and the cross-sector collaboration required to support wellness and combat social isolation through arts education.