Biography
Prof. Joan Jeffri
Prof. Joan Jeffri
Research Center for Arts and Culture, The Actors Fund, USA
Title: CHINAHEALTHYAGINGABSTRACT030218
Abstract: 
Older Professional Artists: Saving Their Legacies shares the results of the two original research studies on older visual and older performing artists in the United States: ABOVE GROUND (2007) and STILL KICKING (2011), by the Research Center for Arts and Culture, and the practical programs that resulted from this research. ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY was created in 2010 at Columbia University. It matched older professional visual artists with interdisciplinary teams of graduate students in the arts, health and aging to help them document their work and save our national legacy. It was conducted in New York City in 2010-11, and in NYC and Washington DC in 2012-13 and 2015-16. The PERFORMING ARTS LEGACY PROJECT repeated the inter-generational model and is now creating a legacy documentation process for older performers at The Actors Fund in New York City.
Biography: 
1974-1975 SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Columbia University
Coordinator of Program Development. Organization of public programs and events, liaison work with professional groups, community organizations, on-campus agencies.  In charge of major development plan--grant writing, patrons, public relations.

1973-1975 NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
  and
1984-1986 Consultant giving technical advice to theatre companies in areas of education, training,
programming, marketing, funding. 

1973- FREELANCE CONSULTANT
present Consultant to arts and educational programs, to corporations and service agencies including the Qatar Museums Authority, Healing Arts Initiative, Theatre Development Fund, University of Hong Kong, Cultural Center of Belem, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, NARAS, the Artists' Foundation, CAPS, Chesebrough-Pond's, Gallery Associates of New York State, IBM, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Wharton Business School, CUNY, SUNY, LaSalle College, and/or, Playbac