Artist, writer, professor
Basting is Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips. Basting's innovative work as an artist and scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is author/editor of multiple books, including the Penelope Project (U of Iowa), Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins), and the forthcoming Creative Care (Harper One). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers to bring meaning and joy to late life through creativity, and has certified facilitators and organizations in 47 states and 20 countries. She advocates for meaning- and culture-making opportunities as part of all health and social service systems.