NASAA Awards $1.46 Million Dollars in Creative Aging

Aroha and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) are thrilled to announce the award of $1,457,000 in grant funding to 36 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Part of NASAA’s Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging initiative, these grants will expand opportunities for creative aging across the nation, facilitating lifelong learning, joy, social engagement and improved wellbeing for older adults.

“Aroha Philanthropies is proud to partner with NASAA to support creative aging through our state and territorial arts agencies. This initiative marks an important step toward broadened awareness, adoption and funding of creative aging programs across the country,” said Ellen Michelson, founder and president.

To learn more about the 36 state arts agencies receiving funds, including every region of the country and five U.S. jurisdictions, click here. For information about activities taking place in each state, see NASAA’s summary of grant awards or contact your state arts agency. For more information about NASAA’s Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging initiative, contact NASAA Arts Learning Projects Director at