This week-long training, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will focus on the role of the arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults and people living with illness across the aging spectrum. Artists, arts educators and administrators, long-term care staff, senior and community center workers, healthcare administration and medical staff will be given everything they need to create “best practice” arts programming in a wide variety of settings serving people living with illness as well as older adults. Founded in 1994, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training professionals from across the US since 2002 to replicate our model using the unique approaches featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Arts in Healthcare.
Presentations, workshops and site visits, led by national leaders in the field, will include:
• Dementia: Making Moments Matter
• StoryCorps: Memory Loss Initiative and Legacy Project
• Healthcare Artists-In-Residence: How to Make it Work!
• Older Professional Artists: A Model for an Aging Society
• Lifetime Arts: Arts Education for Older Adults
• Opening Minds Through Art: an intergenerational program
• Arts&Minds: Museum Programming for People Living with Dementia and Their Partners
For online application, click here or visit our homepage, http://www.thecreativecenter.org/tcc/? or email [email protected]. Applications must be received by Friday, December 20, 2019. Applicants will be notified by Friday, January 31, 2020.
Fees: $350 per selected trainee, $250 for NYC residents. Lunch and all supplies provided. Several scholarships funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund available. People of color encouraged to apply. Lodging and transportation to and from NYC not included.
For information, please call 646-465-5313 or [email protected]