DIRECTORY / Multi-Purpose Organizations / Dementia Action Alliance

Organization:Dementia Action Alliance
Address:2342 Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone Number:703-533-322
Contact Title:Chair, Board of Directors
Contact Name:Jackie Pinkowitz
Contact Phone:732-212-9036

Resources Provided:

DAA is a non-profit national advocacy & education organization of people living with dementia, care partners, friends and dementia specialists committed to creating a better country in which to live with dementia. We educate about stigma & misperceptions; support well-being and a focus on the whole person; advocate for inclusion & accommodating dementia as a disability needing compensatory strategies for changing abilities; promote person- and relational-centered care practices; identify beneficial technologies; and connect & engage people as much more can be accomplished working together.

The Dementia Action Alliance is launching a national juried Arts Fest to highlight the vibrant lives, many abilities and creative talents individuals continue to have while living with dementia. Dementia is widely misunderstood and stigmatized, which negatively affects the lives of individuals and families living with dementia. The annual Arts Fest aims to enhance understanding about living with dementia.

The accepted juried artworks will be exhibited during the 2019 National Re-Imagining Dementia Conference at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA June 20 ~ 22, 2019.

We seek entries from individuals living with dementia. Entries are open to ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs, printmaking, collage, mixed-media, sculptures, watercolors, jewelry design, textiles, quilts, and woodworking.

"Thriving & Inspiring thru Heart & Art"
Submissions due by January 15, 2019
Exhibition in Atlanta, GA
June 20 ~ 22, 2019
See more information and the CALL FOR ENTRIES.