Crafting Artful Futures for Seniors

Our journey began with a simple yet profound realization: the arts have an incredible capacity to transform lives, regardless of age. Inspired by this belief, we set out to bridge the gap between the arts and senior communities. Founded in 2010, the CreativeAge Network emerged as a solution-driven agency dedicated to writing compelling proposals that secure vital funding for arts programs.

Our Vision

The CreativeAge Network envisions a world where every senior has the opportunity to explore their creativity, connect with others, and experience the joy that the arts can bring. We see a future where senior living environments are enriched with vibrant colours, resonating melodies, thought-provoking performances, and hands-on artistic expressions.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Tailored Approach: We understand that every senior community is unique, with its own needs, preferences, and challenges. Our proposals are meticulously crafted to align with the distinctive characteristics of each community, ensuring the relevance and impact of the proposed arts programming.
  • Expertise: Our team comprises skilled professionals who are well-versed in both the arts and grant proposal writing. This combination of expertise allows us to create compelling narratives that showcase the transformative potential of arts programming for seniors.
  • Impactful Results: Over the years, our efforts have translated into real-world impact. Through successfully secured funding, we have helped senior communities across South-West Ontario implement diverse arts programs, from painting workshops and live performances to poetry readings and interactive installations.

2023 CreativeAge LPL Instructors and performers

Did you know?

In 2020, 2.52 million people over the age of 65 were living in Ontario. That number will almost double as the last cohorts of baby boomers turn age 65.

– Government of Ontario population projections


Kathy Smith is a mixed-media artist and educator who has been promoting community arts in London since founding the New Arts Festival in the 1990s. She has received several awards and citations, including the Ontario Achievement Award and Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts and Culture. When she’s not organizing arts programs or doing speaking engagements, you can find Kathy in her home studio located in downtown London Ontario, near the Thames River.

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Program/Event Coordinator

Kristan Smith has been coordinating sponsorships, social media, tours and other special events since 2015. Kris received his new media training at Fanshawe College, Concordia University and SAE Institute Berlin Germany.