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.


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.


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 with any questions.

CAAP Teaching Artists

Please refer to the newly updated Roster Artist page for CAAP artists.

CAAP Teaching Artist Map

The map markers indicate the municipality in which an artist resides, not their actual address. Artists on the CAAP roster receive a travel stipend when delivering programming in communities more than 30 miles from their home.


Contact Anne Alston for more information.


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