Huntington Arts Council Partnership with Lifetime Arts Institute on
Creative Aging Professional Development Program
Attention Arts organizations & Individual Teaching Artists:
Does your organization have older adult (55+) patrons?
Are you looking for innovative ways to reach this community?
Would you like to connect older adults to your arts organization and grow your patron base?
HUNTINGTON, NY-The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce its partnership with Lifetime Arts Institute to support A Creative Aging Professional Development Program for Arts/Cultural Organizations.
On Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, 2016 The Lifetime Arts Institute with the Huntington Arts Council, will be hosting a two day training program addressing the field of Creative Aging. Taking place from 9am-4pm at the Huntington Public Library-Main Branch, 338 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, this Creative Aging Professional Development Program run by Lifetime Arts staff and trainers will provide organizations, their staff and teaching artists with the information and tools they will need to support arts education as a means of enhancing the quality of life for older adults.The goal being to meet and surpass the artistic and educational needs of patrons, to provide social and community engagement opportunities and develop sustainable programming.
The field of Creative Aging, which focuses on the beneficial and powerful role of arts education in enhancing the quality of life for older adults, is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to positive aging efforts. Creative Aging programs are conducted by professional teaching artists, build art-making skills in all arts disciplines and encourage social engagement – keys to positive aging.The workshops are open to all, but are targeted to organizations looking for innovative ways to connect older adults to their arts organizations and grow their patron base.
To register go to http://www.lifetimearts.org/institute/upcoming/register/
Contact information for Lifetime Arts: Ed Friedman, 914-355-2304 firstname.lastname@example.org