Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Council for the Arts empowers the arts and artists around the state to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities that are rich in civic participation, cultural experiences, and economic prosperity. As a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts provides grant funding, programs, and services statewide that support this vital industry, preserve our cultural heritage, and create increased access to high-quality arts experiences.

Creative Aging Profile

Organized by the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in collaboration with the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Museum Moments is a tour designed for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Experiencing the art of the ancient world at the Carlos Museum can spark the imagination, trigger memories, and encourage a shared experience in a beautiful setting. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or dementia are invited to attend Museum Moments tours with their family member or a caregiver. To date, over 200 people have participated in Museum Moments.

Agency Initiative

Georgia Council for the Arts provides Arts & Aging Resources available throughout the state and helps connect organizations and older adults through the arts. Highlights include research taking place in university settings and state forums to support the field of creative aging.

Agency Creative Aging Resources & Tools

Georgia Council for the Arts – Arts & Aging Resources

Atlanta Regional Commission – Arts & Aging Forum Videos:

    Arts & Aging Forum with Kathryn Lawler

    Arts & Aging Forum with Dr. Anne Basting


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Georgia had a population of 9,687,653.

62 years and over – 948,821 – 11.6%

65 years and over – 785,275 – 9.6%

Creative Aging Point Person

Allen Bell

Arts Education Manager
Georgia Council for the Arts
A division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development