“Art reveals to us the essence of things,

the essence of our existence."

– Rudolf Arnheim


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ARTZ is an initiative of the
501(c)(3) I'm Still Here Foundation

Your tax-deductible contribution

will help us continue to provide

free arts and culture programming

for people living with cognitive challenges.

Thank you!

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ARTZ Donors

ARTZ recognizes the people

and organizations whose generosity made possible our accomplishments in 2014.

"In Memory Of"

is dedicated to those

who touched our lives.


ARTZ Newsletter





2014 Museum Tour

Schedule Massachusetts



Free weekly museum tours

for people living with dementia and their care partners. Tours take place at six museums throughout Massachusetts.

Program made possible through the generous support of the McCance Family Foundation.


ARTZ 'Meet Me at the Movies' Road Show

Upcoming - 2014

New dates coming soon!





Photo: WBUR

Listen to ARTZ co-founders

Sean Caulfield & Dr. John Zeisel

discuss the healing power of "artz"

on the nationally syndicated

radio program,'Here and Now' 

with host Robin Young (above).

Click on player below to listen:

'Does Dementia Exist

in the Present Moment?'

Read the blog from ARTZ

co-founder Sean Caufield

on www.WisDem.org

ARTZ Exhibit Featured

at Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Annual Symposium CLICK HERE

Exhibit made possible through the

generosity of the I'm Still Here Foundation


Volunteer with ARTZ!

Do you have 1-hour

to donate in 2014?


Ongoing Volunteer



  • Museum assistant
  • Film Program companion
  • Art workshop participant
  • Poetry reading and writing
  • Internships
  • ARTZ Artist in Residence








ARTZ: Community Inclusion from A - Z!


ARTZ is an organization that links artists and cultural institutions to people

living with dementia and their care partners. Influenced by science and sociology,

ARTZ uses artistic  experiences as keys to unlock creativity, create new memories,

strengthen and develop relationships, and enrich lives in fundamental ways.

ARTZ recognizes the wholeness that is inherent in each person, regardless of a

diagnosis. We celebrate each person's capacity to participate in the journey of life.

We believe that access to creative expression is essential to our human experience.



Thank you to everyone who supported ARTZ FEST!

Together we raised over $7500 for ARTZ arts inclusion programs.









It Takes a Village CLICK HERE 




'It Takes a Village' program awarded multi-year grant from the Cummings Foundation. Funds will enable expansion into Greater Boston.

For more information and to read the press release CLICK HERE


ARTZ Receives Cultural Investment Grant

from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Press Release excerpt quoting ARTZ Co-Founder John Zeisel, "The Massachusetts Cultural Council,

through this action, has highlighted the need for increased participation within the arts for all residents

of the Commonwealth affected by dementia. We undertake this new partnership with a sense of excitement

and great responsibility."   READ PRESS RELEASE HERE



'Meet Me at the Coolidge...and Make Memories'

Thursday, September 18th, 2014   10am -12pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

This free event is done in collaboration with the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts. Classic film clips, interspersed with audience discussion and reminiscence, help bring about increased feelings of self-esteem, social involvement, and well-being.


Visit the ARTZ/Coolidge page by CLICKING HERE

*The ARTZ Film Series is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:

I'm Still Here Foundation

Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation

The Brookline Community Foundation

Cummings Foundation



ARTZ  Community Spotlight: Joyce Zhou

Joyce Zhou is studying neurobiology and anthropology at Harvard College. Currently, with the support of ARTZ, she is developing a student organization called Harvard Artists for Alzheimer’s (HARTZ), which in her vision will join student volunteers and families affected by dementia in a sanctuary of creativity and acceptance. Her interest in dementia blossomed in high school when she volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Activity Center in San Jose, CA by leading programs such as painting, writing, and music. Through her interactions there and the influence of her high school English teachers, she realized the immense power of the creative arts—she believes that art is a portal through which people with dementia can express their emotions and understand themselves and their families to a deeper level. In addition to being passionate about dementia and caregiving, she also loves to ask questions and find answers, swim, and watch plays. Joyce can be reached at: joycezhou@college.harvard.edu


Visit our gallery of ARTZ Volunteer Artists!



Dementia & Creative Expression Exhibition

Some of the paintings from the current "I'm Still Here" exhibition in San Francisco

For more information CLICK HERE



Ocean Clouds, Bill C. Acrylic          Alone, Betty P. Acrylic-ribbon             Grand Canyon,  Don H. Acrylic



ARTZ Programming is made possible by through the support of the following:


McCance Family Foundation  










ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's

is an initiative of the I'm Still Here Foundation

  130 New Boston Street, Suite 103, Woburn, MA  01801   

  781.305.7118    Info@ImStillHere.org


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