Join national leaders in the field at The Creative Center at University Settlement in our long-standing tradition of training artists and administrators to replicate our model in a variety of healthcare settings.

Our training, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will focus on the expanding roles of the arts in healthcare and creative aging, to implement and sustain high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings, serving people living with illness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Serving artists and administrators in a variety fields will be given everything needed to create “best practice” arts programming in community and senior centers, hospital, healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, along with rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. We recognize that arts and health spaces are rife with racial and economic inequity and welcome the opportunity to interrogate these topics during every presentation.

Presentations, workshops and discussion groups, will include, among others:

  • Getting Old: The Aging Body, Mind and Soul
  • Narrative and Storytelling in Arts and Health
  • Healthcare Artists-In-Residence Panel: What Do You Need to Make it Work
  • Older Professional Artists: A Model for Society
  • Lifetime Arts: The State of the Field
  • Opening Minds Through Art: an intergenerational program
  • Museum Panel:  Understanding Engagement and Access for Older Adult Populations
  • Debut Virtual Performance of The Double Image Lab’s latest work Inseperable

For online application, visit our homepage, www.thecreativecenter.org or email [email protected]. Applications must be received by September 12. Fees: $350 per selected trainee.  Applicants working in NYC may apply for the discounted rate of $250. Several scholarships available. People of color encouraged to apply.

Please click here to access the application for the training or visit the homepage of our website.

For information, please email [email protected].

Support for The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.