Creative Aging

Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging

Utah Division of Arts & Museums is thrilled to have received a grant from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), in collaboration with Aroha Philanthropies, to support Creative Aging in our state through NASAA's Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging (LSICA) initiative.

Utah's initiative is called "A Lifetime of Arts Elevated". Full project description can be found here.

Creative Aging Grant - Lifetime Arts Participants

Creative Aging Grant Guidelines

Utah Division of Arts & Museums is happy to announce a grant opportunity to support Creative Aging in our state. This grant is only available to organization and artists who participated in the Lifetime Arts training held August through September 2021. 

If you have questions about this grant or eligibility please reach out to Jason Bowcutt 

Training - Lifetime Arts

As part of the LSICA initiative, Utah partnered with Lifetime Arts in August/September 2021 to present a series of trainings for Utah's cultural community on Creative Aging.

Lifetime Arts was founded in 2008 as a service organization with a singular goal: to enrich the lives of older adults through arts education. Lifetime Arts is the national leader in building the capacity of organizations, agencies, and individuals to initiate, develop, implement, and sustain professionally conducted Creative Aging programs for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.

“Training, coaching, consulting, and resources for "A Lifetime of Arts Elevated" have been provided by Lifetime Arts, the national leader in creative aging programs and services.”


The Utah Creative Aging Coalition -Bringing together programs, organizations and participants to promote creative aging in Utah.
Mission - To support optimal aging through the creative arts by serving as a clearinghouse of information and education for participants and professionals in Utah’s older adult communities.

EngAGE Utah -Creativity for Life
EngAGE Utah was established in 2012 by KenCrossley as a nonprofit network of Utah's artists, aging services, and health care providers.

The Creative Age Conference -Arts Council of Washington County
This annual conference provides inspiring keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and entertainment.

Lifetime Arts -National Leaders in Creative Aging Program Development
Mission - Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts is a nonprofit arts service organization that offers a positive, modern, artistic and social lens through which to serve, inspire and engage America’s growing population of older adults. Our approach rejects outdated stereotypes that define older people as needy, incapable or frail. While we partner with and advocate for creative aging initiatives that serve all older adults (55+), our work focuses on serving independent adults interested in exploring creative expression in a social group setting. Our mission has 3 main components:

1. Encourage creative aging by promoting the inclusion of arts education programs in organizations that serve older adults

2. Prepare teaching artists to develop the creative capacity of older adult learners

3. Foster lifelong learning in and through the arts by increasing opportunities for participation in community based programming