I.J. Burich Foundation awards Hutchinson Center for the Arts
$3,000 Art Program Grant
Palette: A Creative Engagement Pilot Program for Seniors
Hutchinson Center for the Arts in collaboration with Woodstone Senior Living Community will provide a year-long pilot arts program for their 41 residents. The Art Center will provide a range of creative arts programming to engage the Woodstone Residents; including activities for their memory care patients.
“We know the arts can be an important part of the health and well-being of aging populations. The opportunity to collaborate with Woodstone for the next year is promising and we hope to build a sustainable program that can reach even more older adults in our community.”- Lisa Bergh, Executive Director of Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Programming will begin unfolding for Woodstone residents within the next month and include gallery visits and a range of arts workshops at the Art Center and the Woodstone Facility.
“We are so thrilled to be working with the Hutchinson Center for the Arts on this pilot program. Studies show that art therapy can enhance communication, brain function and social interaction for dementia patients as well as all members of the aging population.”- Jill Springer, Executive Director of Woodstone Senior Living
Located in the heart of downtown Hutchinson, the Art Center provides year round programming including visual arts, community outreach, youth arts education, and a range of professional arts entertainment.
Hutchinson Center for the Arts was built on a foundation of creative collaboration. From arts advocacy to arts programming, we create pathways for audiences and artists to connect through the arts. Our innovative model of resource sharing leverages community and financial support allowing the Center and our Partner Organizations to flourish and thrive. Together with our 13 arts and culture partner organizations, our mission is to broaden and deepen the arts experiences for Hutchinson and surrounding communities.