MetLife Foundation Announces Creative Aging Program Grants

(1-26-2011) Today, Metlife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education announced 12 grants totaling more than $80,000 to National Guild member organizations providing arts programs to older adults. The grants were made through the Creative Aging Program, which was initiated in 2009 by Metlife Foundation and the National Guild in response to the rapid population growth of Americans aged 60+, as well as research demonstrating the health benefits of participatory arts programs for older adults. The 2011 grantees represent eight states and artistic disciplines ranging from dance to photography to creative writing. Each will provide sequential, participatory instruction to older adults for a period of three-six months.

Download the National Guild's press release here.