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Create and Thrive!

CAH has applied for and received a “Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging” grant award from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies. With the support, CAH is launching Create and Thrive!, a pilot program that will provide professional development to local teaching artists who are interested in learning more about effectively engaging the District’s Senior community.

In partnership with Arts for the Aging (AFTA), CAH is offering this training opportunity to nine (9) teaching artists in DC from Fall 2021 - Spring 2022. Teaching artists have been paired to create curriculum for a new interdisciplinary residency program, that will offer three (3) consecutive workshops to the same group of participants at local senior centers.

Teaching artists:

Nephelie Andonyadis, she/her/hers, Theater Artist, Ward 3

Charity Blackwell, she/her/hers, Spoken Word/Poetry Artist, Ward 5

Regie Cabico, he/they/she, Poetry Artist, Ward 5

Dr. Kenneth Dickerson, he/him/his, Music/Photography Artist, Ward 4

Margot Greenlee, she/her/hers Dance Artist, Ward 6

Joy Jones, she/her/hers, Creative Writing Artist, Ward 5

Shaina Kuhn, she/her/hers, Music Artist, Ward 6

Naoko Wowsugi, any pronouns, Photography Artist, Ward 5

Davey S. Yarborough, he/him/his, Jazz Artist, Ward 4