Dementia Arts Impact Award
About the Dementia Arts Impact Award
Calling all artists and arts organizations who are breaking ground in the dementia community! We are building a community within the Dementia Arts, offering grants to visual and performing artists who are raising awareness about dementia or inspiring creativity among people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Each year, a cohort is selected featuring a variety of artists and arts organizations from across the creative spectrum. Artists working in the visual arts (painting, coloring, sculpting, film), music (listening to, singing, and playing music) drama/movement (acting, storytelling, dance, choreography, and expressive movement), or songwriting, and poetry (writing and reading of poetry). Representative art forms have potential benefits to offer people with dementia which include cognitive, emotional, and social outcomes. The arts also foster dignity, autonomy, reciprocity, lack of stigma and social integration.
Awardees will work with top experts in the dementia field with an aim to break new ground, artistically and clinically. Each awardee:
- Receives a grant of $1,000-2,500 to advance their work.
- Helps build the Dementia Arts community through a cohort of artists and expert clinicians in the dementia field
- Receives one-on-one mentorship on working within the dementia community
- Receives marketing technical support including a professionally produced video and expert social media collaboration
Request from proposals issued
Finalist selected and notified. Awards distributed.
Grant report due, Featured Artist blog circulated
Grant recipient included in DS Annual Report