As you are aware, immigrants and older adults are collectively a growing portion of the United States population with diverse values, varying economic resources, and very different assets and challenges. Arts and cultural organizations have remarkable tools at their disposal to engage these populations through meaningful outreach while simultaneously contributing to organizational sustainability.
Culture Connects All: Rethinking Audiences in Times of Demographic Change details ten recommendations for ensuring that programs are inclusive, accessible, and relevant to new comers to America and older adults. The recommendations are not prescriptive but are intended to provoke thought and highlight innovative models. Each recommendation is accompanied by stimulating examples from arts and cultural organizations in six cities: New York, Tampa, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Phoenix. We hope this report will initiate discussion within your organizations and communities on the opportunities that arise by reaching out to immigrants and older adults. read report>>