Training for Alabama Arts Organizations

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Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 9-11am CT

Welcome Arts Organizations! We hope you enjoyed this training as part of the Alabama State Council on the Arts “Better with Age: Creative Aging initiative” made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.

What you need to know:

  • All training recording links and presentation decks are available in each training day section
  • All post-training resources are available for your convenience
Session materials, recordings & presentation slides:
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9-11am 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

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 9-11am CT:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [3:20]

Day 3

Community Partnerships & Embedding Creative Aging in Your Organization

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 9-11am CT:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:

Post-training Resources

Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
Technology support & accessibility considerations:
Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:
Teaching artist resources for funding and fiscal sponsorship:
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:

Training Description:

This 6-hour virtual training will take a cohort of Arts Organizations 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 and remote programming

In addition to covering the topics included in Creative Aging Foundations (shown above), this training will also feature the examination and demonstration of andragogical approaches to the development of skill-based, sequential instructional lessons for older adults.

This course will also focus on the importance of embedding intentional social engagement activities into programming and curricula. Participants will explore the subject of ageism and its impact on creative aging programming design and delivery. Participants will be introduced to best practices in both in-person and remote programming.

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Chinese Brush Painting
  2. Storytelling
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Jade Lam. She has dark long hair and dark eyes. She is smiling.
Jade Lam
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Dane Stauffer
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Jade Lam (Chinese Brush Painting)

Dane Stauffer (Storytelling)

Trainer Facilitators

Clark Jackson

Sarah Jacobus

Rhynna Santos

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Education Producer)

David Woehr (Program Manager)

Julie Kline (Director of Education & Training)