Wednesday, April 2, 2008

NEA Creativity and Aging in America

Creativity and Aging in America is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to actively engage older Americans in quality arts programs. Through this initiative, the Arts Endowment will support exemplary projects in the disciplines of literature and music. Projects must be conducted by professional artists and engage older adults as students, artists, and/or teachers. For the purposes of these guidelines, older adults are age 65 and above. Recent research supported by the National Institutes of Health, AARP, International Foundation for Music Research, and the National Endowment for the Arts found that older adults who actively participated in ongoing, community-based arts programs, conducted by professional artists, experienced more physical and mental benefits than participants in non-arts activities. The research showed that active participation in the arts correlated positively with older adults' health outcomes and their sense of independence, potentially reducing risk factors that drive the need for long-term care. Creativity and Aging in America will focus on the disciplines of literature and music. Activities may take place in a variety of settings such as senior centers, community centers, retirement centers, museums, literary centers, performing arts centers, libraries, schools, and healthcare facilities. Projects must be planned in cooperation with the target population including local organizations that address aging-related issues. Organizations are limited to one Creativity and Aging application per year.

Document Type: Modification to Previous Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 2008NEA01CA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Apr 01, 2008
Creation Date: Apr 02, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 23, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 23, 2008 Application Deadline: Organizations are required to submit their applications electronically through, the federal government’s online application system. The system will accept applications through 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on May 23, 2008.
Archive Date: Jun 22, 2008
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $15,000
CFDA Number: 45.024 -- Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

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