Thursday, March 4, 2010

AARP is Looking for Older Artists to Interview

Freelance writer Jamie Katz is looking for outstanding American artists to interview for a feature article in AARP—The Magazine, Not just any outstanding American artist though. Katz is looking for older artists who have discovered their creativity after reaching age 50 (or later) and who have gone on to become recognized and accomplished practitioners.  In other words, people who have entered the arts as an encore career and whose work has now earned some recognition through gallery shows, published work, awards, accolades, performances in serious venues—as opposed to being very talented amateurs and hobbyists.

Katz is interested in the arts, broadly defined—music, writing, painting, sculpture, dance, theater, performance art, digital art, folk crafts, and so on. And she is especially interested in people with a compelling personal story.

She is not looking for lifelong artists who only earned recognition late in their career.  Katz is looking for folks who only became serious artists later in life.  Folks who typically had another occupation altogether before that point: a waitress-turned choreographer, a soldier-turned-clarinetist, an accountant-turned–Off-Broadway actor...

If you know someone who has become an accomplished artist (performer, dancer, musicisian, etc.) after age 50  (or you are that someone!), please send a brief description with contact information to Jamie Katz  at by Sunday, March 7.

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