Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Artful Aging initiative grants nearly $500,000 to 15 nonprofits to expand artful aging programs in the U.S.
Press Release – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Aroha Philanthropies has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to 15 nonprofits through its “Seeding Artful Aging” initiative to develop and enhance successful Artful Aging programs throughout the U.S.
Chosen from a highly competitive field of more than 200 applicants, the 15 selected organizations will form the first cohort of grantees to partner with Aroha in this exciting initiative to expand Artful Aging opportunities, awareness, and impact.
Grant awards range from $17,000 to $50,000 and will fund innovative programs to run between January 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017.
Artful Aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make, and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. Successful Artful Aging programs are driven by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.
The 15 selected grantees and their funded programs include:
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
Experience/Arts in New Hampshire’s North Country
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Johnson City Public Library
Fullness of Time: Exploring the Arts and the Gifts of Aging
Johnson City, Tennessee
Keshet Dance Company
Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Voices of Opera
Creative Aging at the Newark Museum
Newark, New Jersey
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Providence, Rhode Island
Silicon Valley Creates
ShakeXperience: Life Experience Meets Classic Texts
San Jose, California
Space One Eleven
Art in the Making
Imagine the Possibilities
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Storytelling: Poetry, Stage, and Song
New York, New York
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Create at The Carle: Art Classes for Adults
United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation
Story Lines: Sharing Life Experiences with the Generations through Art, Music and Drama
YMCA of Rock River Valley
YMCA Senior Arts Project (Y-SNAP)
Aroha Philanthropies is delighted to partner with these organizations to advance the Artful Aging movement nationally.
Grantees will collaborate with Aroha to document their effectiveness and share that information widely in order to:
For more information, please visit arohaartfulaging.org.