The New York Times featured coverage of a new production of Hair by Twin Cities-based Theatre 55, a new company casting actors 55 and above, calling it a “joyful staging that celebrates elders as artists.” Richard Hitchler founded the company with this inaugural production on the 50thanniversary of the play’s debut. Aroha Philanthropies supported the production.
Integrace Fairhaven resident Carolyn Freitag, formerly of Eldersburg, worked diligently on a rug with a floral design during the Sykesville continuing care residential retirement community’s workshop on Rya rug making Thursday. Rya rug making is an ancient craft which dates back to the days of the Vikings. “I was first in line to sign up,” […]
At the invitation of Mary G.F. Bitterman, President of the Bernard Osher Foundation, Ellen Michelson and Teresa Bonner attended the national conference of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in Irving, Texas in April 2017. Osher Institutes offer non-credit educational programs specifically designed for seasoned adults aged 50 and older in college or university settings. This inspiring gathering […]
Aroha Philanthropies has produced the latest in a series of videos that bring the Artful Aging movement to life on the screen. Aroha’s new short film, 10 Reasons to Free Your Inner Artist, illustrates ten great benefits of embracing the arts at any age — all rooted in the science, skill, and joy of the […]
The Lifetime Arts Training Institute is designed to help build the capacity of arts & cultural organizations to incorporate Creative Aging programming into their education offerings. Through this two day training, your organization will learn how instructional arts programs for older adults can expand your reach, enrich your menu of services and increase community support. Capital Region June […]
NCCA will host “The Creative Age: Global Perspectives on 2016 Leadership Exchange and Conference” on September 25-26, 2016, at The Newseum in Washington, DC. The conference is expected to draw perspectives and attendance from five continents. The conference site will open March 31. For more details, click here.
The opening plenary of the AGHE annual conference in Long Beach, CA on March 3, 2016 featured a screening of Still Dreaming, the inspiring and honest documentary about a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by residents of the Lillian Booth Actors Home. Filmmakers Jilann Sptitzmiller and Hank Rogerson spoke at the conference and were […]
On March 2, 2016, Grantmakers in the Arts convened a forum to discuss how GIA might better support artists working in community settings. The focus was on teaching artists, artists working in community development, artists involved in placemaking and others. Facilitated by Eric Booth, the group surfaced numerous issues faced by these artists and began […]
On Jan. 28, 2016, Aroha Philanthropies hosted a briefing on Artful Aging at Philanthropy New York’s new offices in Times Square. Approximately 35 grantmakers attended the session, which featured Ruth Finkelstein, Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center of Columbia University; Christine Leahy, the new head of arts education for the New York […]
With support from Aroha Philanthropies, Lifetime Arts conducted a three-day training program for New York area arts organizations and teaching artists at Lincoln Center in December 2015. Participants heard from cross-sector experts and learned about the field of Creative Aging, explored exemplary program models, examined best practices in working with older adults, and engaged in […]