NCCA – MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters! Lifelong Learning Through the Arts

sponsored by: 
MetLife Foundation
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 8:00am
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

This day-long symposia featured a blue ocean summit on lifelong learning showcasing how the arts can be a tool in creating learning opportunities across the lifespan as well as build social and economic capital in the community.  Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Whitehouse, neurologist and gerontologist at Case Western Reserve University and co-founder of The Intergenerational School discussed his groundbreaking work in Cleveland, OH.  (Download the Power Point Here)  Following Dr. Whitehouse was a best practice panel with programs from around the country including theater, choral, intergenerational arts and music making programs.  The day concluded with an open discussion on topics including: resource and policy development along with new business models for access to arts education.