Creative Aging

Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging

Creative Aging Grant Participants' Activities

Utah Division of Arts & Museums is thrilled to have received a grant from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), in collaboration with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy, to support Creative Aging in our state through NASAA's Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging (LSICA) initiative. You can learn more about the Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging initiative here.

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

All current activities in connection to Creative Aging are made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.

The following organizations received the Creative Aging pilot grant. The grant provided funding to run an arts program for adults 55+.

Creative Aging Grant for Lifetime Arts Training Participants

Grant Guidelines
Grant Application

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 at

Training - Lifetime Arts

As part of the LSICA initiative, Utah partnered with Lifetime Arts in August and 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. Learn more about Lifetime Arts here.

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.

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
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 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

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

American Alliance of Museums
Report - Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership

Utah Division of Arts & Museums.
The logo of Lifetime Arts.