May 10-12, 2021, 10am-12pm ET
Welcome Delaware Library Programmers. We hope you enjoyed attending this training as part of Delaware Division of the Arts’ Access 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 are available in each training day section
- All post-training resources are available for your convenience
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey | Program Plan Coaching
Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models
Monday, May 10, 2021, 10am-12pm ET:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:
“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]
“Overview of the Field” with Vinny Mraz [6:14]
“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]
“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]
Demonstration Classes and Adapting Remote Program Design
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10am-12pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:
- Adapting Creative Aging Course Design for Remote Program Delivery Guide (PDF)
- Connect Through Creativity Now Series
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]
Preparing for Programming – For Now and the Future
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10am-12pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:
- Patron Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Planning Meeting Template (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Sample Teaching Artist Budget for In-Person Creative Aging Programs (PDF)
- Sample Teaching Artist Budget for Remote Creative Aging Programs (PDF)
- Post-Program Participant Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Culminating Event Audience Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Slides Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
- Creative Aging Infrastructure Work Session Notes (PDF)
- Screenshot from “Visions for the Future” Activity (PNG)
Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
- Getty Images/AARP Disrupt Aging® Collection
- Lifetime Arts: The Creative Aging Resource
- The Creativity and Aging Study Final Report
Technology support & accessibility considerations:
- Aging Connected: Getting Older Adults Online
- Grantmakers in Aging: Meeting the Needs of Elders of Color and LGBT Elders
- Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
- Senior Planet Zoom Resource Center
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:
- Cornerstone University: A Simple, Easy to Understand Guide to Andragogy
- Kunstmatrix Virtual Art Exhibitions
- Liz Lerman: The Critical Response Process
- Teaching Artist Guild Pay Rate Calculator
- Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
Program Plan Coaching
To support the development and implementation of your funded creative aging programs, Lifetime Arts will review your program plans, provide written feedback, and host a virtual coaching session for library programmers and their teaching artists partners.
- First, programming librarians will determine which artforms are appropriate for their facility (or select a platform for remote program delivery); survey the community to determine their interests, and hire teaching artist to teach the creative aging program series.
- Collaboratively, library programmers and teaching artists will determine a program timeline, develop a curriculum (designed and written by the teaching artist), and establish a budget.
- Next, teams will submit program plan documents to Lifetime Arts for review. NOTE: All program plans must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the program start date.
- Once your plans have been submitted, you will be invited to schedule a 20-minute coaching session when we will review your plans and provide customized guidance to help ensure your success.
Seed Grant Timeline
Round 1: July – December 2021
All participating libraries will be eligible to receive funding for one creative aging program plus coaching from Lifetime Arts.
Round 2: January – June 2022
Eligible libraries will be selected by the Delaware Division of the Arts to receive additional funding for a second creative aging program and additional coaching from Lifetime Arts.
This 6-hour training will take a cohort of library programmers 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
This training includes the following demonstration classes:
- Ballroom/Social Dancing
Daniela Del Giorno (Ballroom/Social Dancing)
Annie Montgomery (Storytelling)
David Woehr (Stage Manager)