Nebraska Arts Council CAAP Librarian/Administrator Training

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Mondays, October 16, 23, & 30, 2023 from 11am-1pm CT

Welcome Librarians and Administrators! We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with you as part of the Nebraska Arts Council’s Creative Aging Arts Program made possible through the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ States Leading 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 take notes.


What you need to know:

  • Please use the Zoom link below to join all three days of training
  • We have specified some light, yet key pre-work for each session
  • All presentation decks will be made available for your convenience
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources 

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

Monday, October 16, 2023 from 11am-1pm CT:
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, October 23, 2023 from 11am-1pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Day 3

Successful Creative Aging Program Implementation: now and in the future

Monday, October 30, 2023 from 11am-1pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3 and think about how you might adjust them for your community:

For Library and Arts Council Staff:

Post-training Resources

Vision Planning
  • Envisioning Your Creative Aging Program Worksheet: For Organizations (PDF) | (DOCX)
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


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take Librarians and administrators, and through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. We will cover:

  • 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
  • The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming
  • Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
  • How to deliver both in-person programming

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Drawing
  2. Theatre

Lead Trainers:

This is a headshot of Clark Jackson, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Clark Jackson, Lifetime Arts Trainer
This is Daniela Del Giorno, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Daniela Del Giorno, Lifetime Arts Trainer

Demo Artists

Lynda Monick-Isenberg (Drawing)

Clark Jackson (Theatre)

Trainer Facilitators

Jade Lam

Vinny Mraz

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Education Producer)

Annie Montgomber (Senior Education Designer & Trainer)

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