Lifetime Arts, the CT Office of the Arts (COA), and the CT State Library are partnering to pilot and strengthen arts education programing for older adults in CT public libraries, as well as build and deepen opportunities and relationships with established and emerging COA teaching artists and CT libraries.
Lifetime Arts will provide training as well as access to new online resources, including Creative Aging Foundations On Demand, for all public libraries in the state and with the lead partners, will oversee the implementation, documentation, and dissemination of 10 creative aging programs in CT libraries.
Acknowledging the diversity, complexity, and changing needs and interests of older adults, this opportunity seeks to position libraries and Connecticut as an age-friendly state through this arts-centered experience.
Advancing Creative Aging in Connecticut is supported by a generous grant from the Pasculano Foundation.
All lead partners will assist with the selection of a cohort of 10 Connecticut libraries to pilot a creative aging program.
Each of the 10 pilot CT libraries will receive the following:
Library cohort will disseminate surveys to older adult communities to help inform program development.
Based upon community assessments, libraries will be matched with teaching artists through the CT Office for the Arts.
Lifetime Arts will provide consultation to the selected libraries and teaching artists to provide individual guidance. In collaboration with the teaching artists, a program plan will be developed and sent to Lifetime Arts for review, including a curriculum outline and budget.
The CT State Library and partners seek to identify 10 pilot libraries from across the state representing a range of diverse communities and needs with a mix of rural, suburban and urban municipalities with an eye towards equity and inclusion.
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