Sample Program Budget

A typical creative aging program includes at least eight sessions plus a culminating event.

In New York City on average, a program costs between $1,500 – $3,500 depending on the art form, materials, and teaching artist’s fees.

Below is a sample budget for a visual arts creative aging program:

Instruction (8 sessions/90 min.)$75/hr12$900
Planning and Prep$35/hr6$210
Culminating Event$75/hr4$300
Materials/Program Expenses$650
Total Budget:$2,060

NYC arts nonprofits, community-based nonprofit organizations, public schools and City agencies can get access to free materials via Materials for the Arts.

Notes on Funding and Sustainability