Seeding Vitality Arts
Vitality Arts programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging. Successful programs are led by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.
In 2016, Aroha Philanthropies welcomed 15 nonprofit organizations from across the U.S. as participants in our inaugural Seeding Vitality Arts initiative. A year later, we launched a second grant opportunity for Minnesota-based nonprofit organizations, Seeding Vitality Arts MN.
Our goals for Seeding Vitality Arts are to:
- Demonstrate the power and impact of creative aging programs to a broad audience at both a national and statewide level.
- Encourage and equip arts and cultural organizations to develop participatory arts education programs for older adults.
- Encourage and equip organizations that serve older adults to develop arts education programs.
- Disseminate successful program implementation models.