ACHF Arts Access
A sustainable, quality arts program will be developed that nurtures the well-being of residents in senior facilities. Pre-post assessments show increased skills in artists. Attendance records show steady increased participation. Artist lesson plans on file. Regular surveys gather feedback from participants. Photos document activity/product. 2: Sustainable elderly arts programs are developed due to availability of trained teaching-artists and data generated on impact. Pre-post roster of Paramount artists available for work in senior facilities increases. Surveys document positive impact. Three senior communities achieve funding needed to sustain arts programming at the end of the grant.
A quality arts program was delivered that nurtured the well-being of over 500 residents in three senior facilities. Work to sustain is progressing. A partnership survey was administered prior to beginning. Artists’ revised lesson plans following feedback are on file. Attendance records showed more participants over time. Feedback from both artist/facility and photos were gathered after every session. A video slide show was made for each facility to use with their board to encourage continued funding. A final feedback form was completed by all artist/facility personnel. Informal interviews were conducted with residents during the exhibits. 2: Three senior communities added arts programming due to the increase in available teaching-artists and internal funding based on data demonstrating need and impact. Prior to this project, nine artists worked at another senior facility but without any training. We expanded this to fourteen artists providing all with training and support. Feedback forms after all sessions capture qualitative data reinforcing the value of the sessions. All three facilities intend to sustain arts programming and are in process with their foundations to begin as soon as possible using internal funding. Closing exhibits provided tangible proof of ability and pride of participants.
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