Basting is an artist, scholar, and educator committed to the power of the arts and culture to transform our lives as individuals and communities. She is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the founder of the award-winning non-profit TimeSlips.
Basting’s innovative work as both a community-engaged artist and scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is the author/editor of multiple books, including her latest, Creative Care (HarperOne); as well as The Penelope Project (U of Iowa), and Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creative engagement and has over 900 certified facilitators in 48 states and 20 countries.