Arts Council of Princeton awarded grant for outreach programming

The Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton’s Creative Aging Program received a financial boost this month after it was awarded a $10,000 grant from Church & Dwight’s employee giving fund.

The grant from the employee giving fund will supply 20 weeks of programming for the Creative Aging Program, which serves low-income seniors at Elm Court, a Princeton community housing center.

“This grant provides funding for us to be able to run our Creative Aging Program within Princeton senior housing. Church & Dwight’s support allows us to ensure continuity for participants,” said Jim Levine, interim executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton. “This supports also allows for our teachers to plan for future programs and events.”

The outreach program was created in 2011 and specializes in art experiences for seniors, caregivers and those with special needs.

“We are grateful to partner with the Arts Council of Princeton and to support the incredible work they do in the community enhancing the lives and wellbeing of older adults who might not otherwise have access to enriching artistic programming,” said Sarah Luck, spokesperson for Church & Dwight.

The Church & Dwight employee giving fund is a workplace giving program established in 2005, that primarily supports charitable organizations in local communities, according to officials.

Arts Council of Princeton officials work on site and at residential facilities in the Princeton area to bring professional teaching artists and specially tailored arts programming.

“Our outreach programs are a key piece of how we connect with the community. They allow us to provide arts education experiences to those who would be unable to partake in them,” Levine said.