Creative Aging Foundations for Indiana Artists and Arts Education Staff 2024

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March 11, 18, & 25, 2024 from 1-3pm CT / 2-4pm EST

Welcome Artists and Arts Education Staff! We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with you as part of the Indiana Arts Commissions’ creative aging initiative. We are looking forward to meeting you.

We have a lot to cover over the three sessions, so please plan to join each day on time and bring a notebook/paper and something to write with for all sessions.

What you need to know:

  • Please use the Zoom link below to join all three days of training
  • Expect to spend 20-30 minutes reviewing prep-work prior to each session
  • All presentation decks & post-training resources will be made available for your convenience

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Use the DAY 1, 2, 3 buttons below to navigate to each day’s session materials:
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources 

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

Monday, March 11 from 1-3pm CT /  2-4pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:

“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]

“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]

“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Program Preparation

Monday, March 18 from 1-3pm CT / 2-4pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:
  • This section will be updated with your Day 2 prep work by February 26th, 2024. Lifetime Arts will send you an email to notify you once the update is complete.

Day 3

Community Partnerships & Embedding Creative Aging in Your Organization

Monday, March 25 from 1-3pm CT / 2-4pm EST:
Please review the following prior to Day 3:
  • This section will be updated with your Day 3 prep work by February 26th, 2024. Lifetime Arts will send you an email to notify you once the update is complete.


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take Artists and Arts Education Staff through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. We will cover:

  • History of Creative Aging
  • Current research on arts and aging
  • Inherent biases about aging
  • Best practices in the field
  • What’s different about adult learning
  • How to apply K-12 arts ed expertise to 55+
  • How to develop responsive programming that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable

This course designed for Artists and Arts Education Staff is recommended for anyone planning to run, teach, or sustain creative aging programs. Additional curricular topics covered include:

  • The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming
  • Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
  • How to deliver programming & program best practices
  • Impact of ageism on creative aging program design and delivery
  • Creative aging curriculum development
  • Partnering with older adult communities

This training includes an online Creative Aging demonstration class. 

Lead Trainers & Demo Class Artists:
This is a headshot of Rhynna M. Santos, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Rhynna M. Santos, Lifetime Arts Trainer (Photography)
This is a headshot of Dane Stauffer, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Dane Stauffer, Lifetime Arts Trainer (Storytelling)

Trainer Facilitators
This is Daniela Del Giorno, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Daniela Del Giorno, Lifetime Arts Trainer
This is a headshot of Clark Jackson, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Clark Jackson, Lifetime Arts Trainer
Staff Facilitators
Julie Kline, Director of Education and Training
Nathan Majoros, Director of Programs

Read staff & trainer bios


Post-training Resources

Lifetime Arts Evaluation Templates
Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:

Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:

Technology support & accessibility considerations:

Combatting Ageism & Intersectionality