Artists Over age 65 – An Opportunity to Share Your Work

The John A. Hartford Foundation (, one of the nation’s leading private funders of aging research, is looking for two or three artists over the age of 65 to show some of their work at a small conference in Chicago on Tuesday, July 10th, 6-7pm (at the Sutton Place Hotel–21 E. Bellevue Place). The conference is attended by 35 junior faculty scholars who work in the field of aging research and develop new models of care for older adults. After focusing on traditional communications issues (presentations, working with the media, messaging, etc.) we like to provide a creative arts event for the attendees. We believe that tapping into one’s own creative spirit is essential and that these researchers can benefit from witnessing the benefits of creative arts to older adults. We’re looking for artists over the age of 65 who would be willing to show some of their work plus talk a little about their creative process and take questions from the group related to their art and how it’s affected and been influenced by their own aging process. We can offer a modest honorarium for each participating artist. If you’re interested, please email Chris Gherst at before May 15th.

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