Sarah House  |  Program Director

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Phone: (301) 255-0103

Sarah House (she/her) is the Arts for the Aging Program Director. She has been instrumental in transitioning the organization and its programs to a hybrid format with ongoing virtual and in-person workshops. She utilized her experience with leading docent, volunteer, and teaching artist trainings to revitalize the Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Handbook and update the training and onboarding of new teaching artists with diverse art forms and backgrounds. The highlight of her role is supporting working artists in the community and finding new connections between arts disciplines. Sarah is a member of the National Organization of Arts in Health and has presented at their annual conference in collaboration with The Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Institution, and HelpAge USA. She previously worked as a school programs educator at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. and partnered with their creative aging and family programs. She relocated from Houston, Texas where she was closely involved with the local non-profit and arts communities. She managed the family and community programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she is most proud of completing a mural program with the Houston Parks Department that produced community murals at all recreation centers. While education director at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, she helped deepen partnerships with local craft guilds and enhanced their artist in residency program. She also worked with Houston area art, music, and international festivals coordinating hands-on activities for families, juried art exhibitions, non-profit partnerships with local organizations, and managing market participants. Sarah double majored to earn a bachelor of arts in art history and ancient Mediterranean civilizations from Rice University and has a master’s degree in arts administration from Goucher College. Sarah has focused her career on connecting people through art and developing innovative ways to equalize access to arts programs for all members of the community. She has a multidisciplinary approach to life and experiments with learning new art forms whenever possible.