ARTZ NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
ARTZ is an initiative of the
501(c)(3) I'm Still Here Foundation
will help us continue to provide
free arts and culture programming
for people living with cognitive challenges.
I'm Still Here Foundation Tax ID #
ARTZ recognizes the people
and organizations whose generosity made possible our accomplishments in 2014.
"In Memory Of"
is dedicated to those
who touched our lives.
2014 Museum Tour
Free weekly museum tours
for people living with dementia and their care partners. Tours take place at six museums throughout Massachusetts.
Program made possible through the generous support of the McCance Family Foundation.
'Meet Me at the Movies' Road Show
Upcoming - 2014
New dates coming soon!
Listen to ARTZ co-founders
Sean Caulfield & Dr. John Zeisel
discuss the healing power of "artz"
on the nationally syndicated
'Here and Now'
with host Robin Young (above).
Click on player below to listen:
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'Does Dementia Exist
in the Present Moment?'
Read the blog from
co-founder Sean Caufield
ARTZ Exhibit Featured
Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Exhibit made possible through the
generosity of the I'm Still Here Foundation
Volunteer with ARTZ!
Do you have 1-hour
to donate in 2014?
Museum assistant Film Program companion
Art workshop participant
Poetry reading and writing
ARTZ Artist in Residence
ARTZ: Community Incl usion from A - Z!
ARTZ is an organization that links artists and cultural institutions to people
living with dementia and their care partners. Influenced by science and sociology,
ARTZ uses artistic experiences as keys to unlock creativity, create new memories,
strengthen and develop relationships, and enrich lives in fundamental ways.
recognizes the wholeness that is inherent in each person, regardless of a ARTZ
diagnosis. We celebrate each person's capacity to participate in the journey of life.
We believe that access to creative expression is essential to our human experience.
Thank you to everyone who supported ARTZ FEST!
Together we raised over $7500 for ARTZ arts inclusion programs.
It Takes a Villa ge CLICK HERE
'It Takes a Village' program awarded multi-year grant from the Cummings Foundation. Funds will enable expansion into Greater Boston.
For more information and to read the press release
Receives Cultural Investment Grant
from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Press Release excerpt quoting ARTZ Co-Founder John Zeisel, "The Massachusetts Cultural Council,
through this action, has highlighted the need for increased participation within the arts for all residents
of the Commonwealth affected by dementia. We undertake this new partnership with a sense of excitement
and great responsibility."
READ PRESS RELEASE HERE
'Meet Me at the Coolidge...and Make Memories'
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 10am -12pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
This free event is done in collaboration with the
Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts. Classic film clips, interspersed with audience discussion and reminiscence, help bring about increased feelings of self-esteem, social involvement, and well-being.
Visit the ARTZ/Coolidge page by
*The ARTZ Film Series is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:
I'm Still Here Foundation
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
The Brookline Community Foundation
ARTZ Community Spotlight: Joyce Zhou
Joyce Zhou is studying neurobiology and anthropology at Harvard College. Currently, with the support of ARTZ, she is developing a student organization called Harvard Artists for Alzheimer’s (HARTZ), which in her vision will join student volunteers and families affected by dementia in a sanctuary of creativity and acceptance. Her interest in dementia blossomed in high school when she volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Activity Center in San Jose, CA by leading programs such as painting, writing, and music. Through her interactions there and the influence of her high school English teachers, she realized the immense power of the creative arts—she believes that art is a portal through which people with dementia can express their emotions and understand themselves and their families to a deeper level. In addition to being passionate about dementia and caregiving, she also loves to ask questions and find answers, swim, and watch plays. Joyce can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our gallery of ARTZ Volunteer Artists!
2014 I'M STILL HERE:
Dementia & Creative Expression Exhibition
Some of the paintings from the current "I'm Still Here" exhibition in San Francisco
For more information CLICK HERE
Ocean Clouds , Bill C. Acrylic , Betty P. Acrylic-ribbon Alone , Don H. Acrylic Grand Canyon
ARTZ Programming is made possible by through the support of the following:
McCance Family Foundation
ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's
is an initiative of the
I'm Still Here Foundation
130 New Boston Street, Suite 103, Woburn, MA 01801