In a Nutshell
Anne Basting is infusing the arts and humanities into the lives and care settings of uncommunicative patients. As a result, friends, families, and caretakers of patients with cognitive disabilities experience valuable and humanizing exchanges.
Anne Basting is transforming human lives by focusing on infusing the arts and humanities into care settings dedicated to people with cognitive disabilities like dementia. As a scholar and an artist, Anne’s innovative work has been recognized by a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is the author/editor of multiple books, including the Penelope Project (U of Iowa), Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins), and the forthcoming Creative Care (Harper One). Anne is Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips, which is dedicated to fostering an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creativity. TimeSlips has certified facilitators in 47 states and 18 countries.