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Creative Aging through the Arts Program

Recognizing that older adults have many contributions to make to their communities—but that they often face ageism and isolation and have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19— The Nebraska Arts Council sought funding from the Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging program, a joint initiative of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and Aroha Philanthropies. Nebraska secured funding for The Creative Aging through the Arts Program (CAAP). CAAP will train NAC’s teaching artists in the best practices of engaging seniors in professional, sequential arts instruction. Once trained, artists will conduct artist residencies in nursing homes, libraries, and senior facilities across the state.

 

More details regarding the Creative Aging through the Arts Program will be announced in Summer 2021

 

Have questions? Contact Program Coordinator Linda Hilliar // linda.hilliar@nebraska.gov

 

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