“We wanted to create a space where folks can connect with art, with the museum, with us, and with each other,” says Lorena Bradford, the museum’s head of accessible programs. “Art is such an opportunity: It’s a universal language.
The Art Center of the Bluegrass (ACB) hosted a regional training Jan. 13-14 on how arts programs can positively impact adults with dementia and their care-partners. The two-day training was facilitated by Hollie Ecker, a representative of the Arts and Minds organization in New York City, and attended by ACB staff and volunteers, along with professionals from regional senior care facilities including McDowell Place and Morning Pointe of Danville, Louisville and Franklin, Indiana.
Tisch Fund Gives $10 Million to Initiative for Arts and Mental Health By Andrew R. Chow - April 24, 2018 The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City.
Arts & Minds is part of a national trend focusing on the health, well-being, and education of caregivers. The article appeared on NPR, in The Chicago Tribune and in The Washington Post