Creative aging is generating interest, funding and research across sectors. Support is growing at the local, state, and federal levels — from health organizations, businesses, private foundations, city governments, arts, and aging organizations.
Many state arts agencies fund non-arts organizations as long as they are offering arts programs. Senior service organizations, public libraries and community organizations are all potential grantees.
In some program models, a host organization will charge registration fees or material fees to offset costs.
- Document classes through photos, videos, and testimonials
- Share the stories of participants with your community via newsletters, social media, and local media
- Invite your board members to drop-in on classes and attend the culminating event
- Invite potential community partners such as local businesses and cultural organizations to attend the culminating event
- Inform your city council member, state assembly member, and state senator about the impact of your program
- Credit all funders and supporters on all your promotional and classroom materials