WWPL Receives Grant to Support “Creative Aging”

“Creative Aging” supported at 36 libraries across Indiana

Anderson & Westfield Washington public libraries offer programming

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced Thursday that 36 libraries have received training and grant funding through Lifelong Arts Indiana, a program that promotes arts and creativity services for adults ages 65 and older.

  • Westfield Washington Public Library: “Harp Exploration with Melissa Gallant of Tuneful Harps” and “Sizzling with the Steelband: An interactive exploration of the Steel Drum”
  • Anderson Public Library in Madison County: “Creative Aging: Art Workshop for Older Adults”

Click here to learn more about each of the projects, including dates.

Participating libraries were identified through a partnership with the Indiana State Library and were offered an opportunity to attend a training on creative aging best practices and apply for an early action grant to deploy their learnings in their own communities.

Each library will receive up to $5,000 to host programming for older adults, supported by the Indiana Arts Commission in partnership with the Family and Social Services Administration.

Funded programming will take place now through Dec. 13.