About the Program
Lifelong Arts Indiana is a learning opportunity for Hoosier artists to develop their skills in providing creative experiences for older adults. Informed by field best-practices, Lifelong Arts Indiana empowers participants to develop their own approach to sharing creative experiences with older adults, ages sixty-five and older, in their community—and provides access to funds to help make it happen.
Lifelong Arts Indiana includes:
Creative Aging Learning Course: Participants learn and explore best practices and strategies for developing an effective, sequential arts learning experience for older adults. This is a 3-day online learning course for artists.
Coaching Part 1 –Project Planning: Following the learning course, sessions with field experts provide personalized guidance for building an effective creative experience for older adults.
Coaching Part 2 -Partnership Building: This next step coaching will help participants build strong cross-sector partnerships for their creative aging projects.
Early Action Grants: A funding opportunity to put the Creative Aging Learning Course lessons into action.
Lifelong Arts Indiana Early Action Grants
Eligible Lifelong Arts Indiana participants who receive a Certificate of Completion from the Creative Aging Learning Course are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Lifelong Arts Early Action Grants. Applicants may request funds for a project that provides a sequential arts-learning experience for a group of older adults in their community. The proposal must meet the review criteria and will be reviewed by a conflict-free panel of community experts. Panelists will review submissions using the following selection criteria: Creative Aging & Learning Elements, Feasibility, and Community Engagement.
The deadline to apply is March 30, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Click here to apply, or click here to learn more.