About NCCA


The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs that build upon this understanding.


A world where all individuals flourish across their lifespan through creative expression. 


  • To act as a catalyst, convener and connector promoting research and public policy that enables the development of evidence-based best practices and model programs in the field of creative aging.
  • To support professional development across disciplines and occupations in creative aging that produces an innovative and robust workforce of artists, educators and advocates.
  • To build capacity in community service organizations including aging, the arts, education and health care to provide accessible, high quality arts programs that meet the needs of an aging population.