Training Institute

The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019

Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2019

This week-long training, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will focus on the role of the arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving people living with illness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Artists, as well as arts, nursing home and hospital administrators will be given everything they need to create "best practice" arts programming in community and senior centers, hospital, healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, along with rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. Founded in 1994, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training artists and administrators from across the US since 2002 to replicate our model in a variety of healthcare settings using the unique training program featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center's Approach to Arts in Healthcare.

Presentations, workshops and site visits, led by national leaders in the field of arts andaging, will include:

  • Getting Old: The Aging Body, Mind and Soul
  • A New Perspective on Dementia
  • StoryCorps: Memory Loss Initiative and Legacy Project
  • Crafting Careers in Arts-in-Healthcare and Creative Aging
  • Meet Me at MoMA: Prime Time Programming for Older Adults
  • Older Professional Artists: A Model for Society
  • Hospital Artists-In-Residence: The Creative Center's Approach
  • Lifetime Arts: Arts Education for Older Adults
  • Opening Minds Through Art: an intergenerational program
  • Arts&Minds: Museum Programming for People Living with Dementia
  • Arts in Healthcare: The Current "State" of the Field

Please click here to access the application for the training or visit the homepage of our website. Applications must be received by Friday, December 28, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Fees:$350 per selected trainee.  Artists/administrators working in NYC (Su Casa, senior centers, etc.) may apply for the discounted rate of $250. Lunch, supplies and resources are provided. Please note: lodging and transportation to and from NYC not included.

For information, please call 646-465-5313or info@thecreativecenter.org.

Support for The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.