We're Hiring

As Arts for the Aging forges ahead with a newly revitalized strategic plan celebrating recent growth and enrichment in our mission and programming, we are expanding and transitioning our team. We’re inviting applications for new and continuing full-time staff positions -- Program Director, Administrative Manager and Development Coordinator -- with anticipated interview and hire dates in March 2020. The job descriptions and application instructions are available via the links above. A cover letter, that describe how your skills and experience directly match the respective position, to accompany your resume is mandatory. No phone inquiries or snail mail applications, please.

Over the last two years our artistic faculty and reach to community partners has grown by 20%. 23 teaching artists --- five who are new introducing curricula in theatre, play-writing, poetry, and tango --- regularly reach 1,376 older adults and caregivers in 50 community and residential care settings and cultural institutions in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. Together with 600 annual and celebrated music, dance, and visual arts programs, these workshops provide accessible and uplifting ways to meet the effects of changing abilities that come with aging.

With the challenge that most of our staff is changing at once, comes the opportunity to bring on new colleagues around similar hiring timelines to partner with us in next exciting steps. We look forward to hearing from you.

Piloting tango workshops during 2019’s Year in Movement

With a goal to enrich our arts curricula by celebrating the art of tango and freedom of expression in older adults, Arts for the Aging and the Embassy of Argentina launched a series of tango workshops at one of the dozens of communities we serve in the Greater Washington D.C. region. The series was co-created by mentoring teaching artists from Arts for the Aging, and performing artists from ROMEZ3arts, Tango Brillante DC and Tango Mercurio. Over six weeks we came together at Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care Center in Washington, D.C. --- artists, seniors, care givers, intergenerational volunteers --- for weekly workshops specially designed to spark socialization and self-expression in vulnerable older adult and care partner populations. Click here and here for photos and video from the culminating workshop, Milonga at Downtown Clusters, and from our weekly community-based tango workshop series August 1 - September 5, 2019. 

Annual Report in Brief

Arts for the Aging brings therapeutic, multidisciplinary, groups arts workshops to vulnerable older adults especially, in primarily underserved community and residential care settings in Greater Washington. We recently published this briefing with highlights of our annual program.

Fall Program E-Newsletter

Our Fall Program e-news is published.  You can read it here.

We'd also like to share some additional photos from our Teaching Artist Institute workshop on November 16.

AFTA Teaching Artists and senior center partners for an evening of good food, art-making and conversation.  Thank you to Dr. Judy Rollins for leading our art activity and discussion.

Judy Rollins provides instruction
Working on our tiny masterpieces
Swirling paint into shaving cream!
Sharon Johnson and AFTA Teaching Artist Annetta Dexter Sawyer compare their purple prints.
AFTA Teaching Artist Candace Wolf shows her print to the group.
AFTA Teaching Artist in Training Deborah Riley poses with her matching print.