Senior Partnership Initiative/NewCourtland Fellowship

The Senior Partnership Initiative/NewCourtland Fellowship celebrates intergenerational artistic achievement by pairing seniors with school-aged children and local artists to produce high-quality collaborative artworks. The program gives a creative voice to older Philadelphians, and aims to:

  • Foster positive intergenerational dialogue through hands-on, sequential artmaking workshops
  • Stimulate new pathways of learning and expression among older adults
  • Promote health and wellness through artistic production, helping to combat predominant issues of isolation and loneliness
  • Expose school-aged students to the wisdom and experience of the generations that came before
  • Engender a sense of pride within the senior community

Congratulations to the 2018-19 NewCourtland Fellows:

George Apotsos

Jake Beckman

RA Friedman

Kala Hagopian

Leah Macdonald

Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Karina Puente

Mia Rosenthal

Vessna Scheff

Erika Tsuchiya

For more information, contact Genevieve Coutroubis, Director of Artist Programs at  or .


The Senior Partnership Initiative is made possible with generous support from:

NewCourtland Senior Services
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
The William Penn Foundation
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Independence Foundation