“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 dementia

and their care partners. Thank you!

I'm Still Here Foundation Tax ID #



ARTZ California                                                     ARTZ Philadelphia    

                                                 ARTZ Cincinnatti   


ARTZ Donors

ARTZ recognizes the people

and organizations whose generosity made possible our accomplishments in 2013.

"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 on December 5th!

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









                        It Takes a Village CLICK HERE 




July 1, 2013 - 'It Takes a Village' program awarded multi-year grant from the Cummings Foundation. Funds will enable expansion into Roxbury & Watertown, Massachusetts.

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, June 19th, 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:

The Llewelleyn Foundation

I'm Still Here Foundation

Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation

The Brookline Community Foundation

Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust



ARTZ Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Cueva

Violinist Karen Cueva is in her first year of Masters training at The Juilliard School, where she also graduated in May of 2013 with her Bachelor of Music degree.  Ms. Cueva began her violin studies at the age of four and has won various competitions and awards, including a Certificate of Commendation from the US Marine Corps for her musical service to the veterans of the Armed Forces.  She has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Kennedy Center.  An advocate for arts education in public schools, Ms. Cueva was a founding performer of Boston Crew, an outreach program from NPR's From The Top radio show, where she brought classical music to children in inner-city schools.  She has performed as a teaching artist for Young Artists New Jersey, Boys and Girls Club, and has taught in the Juilliard Pre-College Division program CLIMB (Combining Literacy Instruction with Musical Beginnings).  As the recipient of the Goldman Fellowship, she taught violin and chamber music at the Harlem School of the Arts and at the George Jackson Academy.  Ms. Cueva is currently on faculty at Opportunity Music Project, a non-profit organization that gives underserved children free violin lessons and mentoring.



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   

  781.844.4671    Caulfield@ArtzAlz.org


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