RESOURCE: The Life of a Visual Arts Creative Aging Program

‘Soup to nuts’ is a saying that originated in America during the middle of the 20th Century, and is used to describe concept of the beginning to the end of something.

In an effort to provide a glimpse into the management of a successful creative aging program, we have prepared the first resource in this series titled, “Soup to Nuts: The Life of a Visual Arts Creative Aging Program (PDF).”

Soup to Nuts: The Life of a Visual Arts Creative Aging Program
Download this resource here.

Based in Reality

Using “A Village Vision: Watercolor Painting from Experience,” a Lifetime Arts creative aging program held at the Jefferson Market Library in NYC as an example, we have created a packet of “real life” documents designed to indicate what information librarians need to compile when planning a program and what some of the business processes are in implementing one.

This resource offers real and hypothetical examples of documents related to the conception, implementation, management, completion and evaluation of a successful creative aging program in a public library.

With Gratitude

Frank Collerius, Library Manager, and Corinne Neary, Senior Librarian, Jefferson Market, NYPL
(L to r:) Frank Collerius, Library Manager, and Corinne Neary, Senior Librarian, Jefferson Market branch, NYPL.  (Photo: Herb Scher)

Many thanks to Frank Collerius, Library Manager, and Corinne Neary, Senior Librarian, Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library, for sharing their documentation in this resource.

If you would like to read more about the programming offered at Jefferson Market, Corinne has published a series of blog posts on the NYPL Blog.