Creative Aging Arts Program

This program provides grants to hire an artist to lead workshops at senior centers, assisted living facilities, libraries and nonprofit organizations serving older adults. Applicants select from a list of teaching artists (see below) trained in best practices of engaging older adults.

During a residency, artists will share their expertise through sequential arts lessons, helping participants hone their skills in a variety of disciplines. Programs will also foster intentional social engagement among participants, culminating with a special event to showcase their work with peers and the community.

View full grant guidelines.

Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska that are federally tax-exempt, public agencies, and sub-divisions of governmental agencies. Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Centers, Public Libraries, Housing Authorities, Area Offices on Aging, and nonprofit organizations serving older adults (more than 55 years of age) are encouraged to apply.

Deadline

At least six weeks prior to the event date. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

Grant Amounts

$3,000 maximum. No match is required.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the NAC online grant system.

If this is your first time using the system, please contact nac.grants@nebraska.gov with any questions.

CAAP Teaching Artists

Trained* in best practices of engaging older adults in professional arts instruction, the following teaching artists are certified to conduct CAAP residencies.

Note, some of the artists whose names are hyperlinked are also part of NAC’s teaching artist roster. Others are hyperlinked to their own websites.

 

CAROLYN ALBRACHT | WAYNE, NE

(402) 454-5144 | c.albracht@gmail.com
Mixed media art, watercolor, acrylic painting

ARIADNE ALBRIGHT | VERMILLION, SD

(605) 675-9830 | creativecarellc@hotmail.com
Barn quilt design and acrylic painting

TELAGIO BAPTISTA | OMAHA, NE

(401)249-8241 | telagiowatercolorist@gmail.com
Exploring the use of watercolor and sketching

SARAH LYNN BROWN | OMAHA, NE

(402) 689-7614 | Sarah.lynn.brown.27@gmail.com
Creative storytelling, adapting classic works for performance

LINDA BRUNING | WYNOT, NE

(402) 357-3344 |lambruning@aol.com
Scriptwriting, performance, dramatic readings

BENJAMIN DARLING | SIDNEY, NE

(531) 772-7558 | ben.darling.art@gmail.com
Visual arts, drawing with colored media

RUTH DAVIDSON HAHN | LINCOLN, NE

(402) 540-1242 | ruth@rdhdance.org | rdhdance.org
Experience joy through contemporary dance

MICHELE DENTON | MITCHELL, NE

(308) 631-1625 |michele@thewnac.com
Exploring watercolor painting

DELANEY DRISCOLL | OMAHA, NE

(402) 321-6884 | pattydelaneydriscoll@gmail.com
Theatre workshop and performance

DEBORAH GREENBLATT | AVOCA, NE

(402) 275-3221 | debby@greenblattandseay.com
Songwriting, recording, and performing

CAREY HERNANDEZ | OMAHA, NE

(402) 305-3220 | careychernandez@gmail.com
Mixed media collage, drawing, printmaking, mural painting

MARY HUNT | GERING, NE

(308) 225-1713 | mary@thewnac.com
Painting, color mixing, and composition

MATTHEW JONES | OMAHA, NE

(402) 990-8582 | jonesmatt1957@gmail.com
Watercolor, acrylic painting, and fresco

WENDY KETELSEN | WAUSA, NE

(605) 760-1183 | artbywendy@hotmail.com
Introduction to acrylic painting

CHRISTI KOSMICKI | HOLDREGE, NE

(308) 991-7354 | artbychristykosmicki@gmail.com
Mandalas – Self-expression, personal symbols, and decorative design with Prismacolor pencils and markers

CHRISSY LAMASTER | LINCOLN, NE

chrissy@luxcenter.org
Storytelling through photo collage and bookmaking

JOSIE LANGBEHN | OMAHA, NE

(401) 290-4288 | josephine.langbehn@gmail.com
Exploring identity through drawing, painting, and printmaking.

DIANE LOUNSBERRY-WILLIAMS | OMAHA, NE

(402) 960-9330 | dlouns@gmail.com
Watercolor painting

ROSE MAPEL | EUSTIS, NE

(308) 529-8992 | artisticinovationsne@gmail.com
Ceramics and Photography with a smartphone

DANIEL MARTINEZ | LINCOLN, NE

(402) 499-6111 | daniel@danielmartinezmusic.com
Guitar, ukulele, and hand percussion

MATT MASON | OMAHA, NE

(402) 680-8755 | mtmason@gmail.com
Creating poetry about memories and life stories

LAURA NOTHERN | OMAHA, NE

(503) 841-3431 | lauranothern@gmail.com
Drawing in graphite, charcoal and chalk, oil painting

FRAN SILLAU | OMAHA, NE

(402) 660-6892 | fran@fransillau.com
Create and perform original dramatic radio shows

COURTNEY STEIN CAIRNCROSS | OMAHA, NE

(531)772-7558 | courtneycairncross@gmail.com
Scottish country dancing

LINDA STEPHEN | LINCOLN, NE

(402) 483-0747 | Info@LindaStephen.com
Introduction to origami and the art of paper folding

THERESE STRASESKI | OMAHA, NE

(402) 2140-5297 | tstraseski@yahoo.com
Create sculptural artwork that combines painting, printmaking, and weaving.

CARRIE STROPE | LINCOLN, NE

(707) 225-1361 | carrie.strope@gmail.com
Creating a narrative with mixed media and glass mosaics

D. KEVIN WILLIAMS | OMAHA NE

(347)601-7963 | dkevwms@gmail.com
Storytelling, personal expression, and sharing

VALERIE WILLIAMS | AMES, IA

(515) 231-3621 | v@vjw.biz
Modern dance performance workshops

CATHERINE WITT | OMAHA, NE

(402) 699-4760 | catherine.witt@cox.net 
Let’s have a conversation and create pottery with friends.

*Training, coaching, consulting, and resources for the CAAP program have been provided by Lifetime Arts, a national leader in creative aging programs and services.

CAAP Teacher Location Map

Pin placement represents the closest municipality to the artist, not their home or studio address. Please reach out to the artist directly to discuss scheduling and travel arrangements.

Questions?

Contact Anne Alston for more information.