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May 24-26, 2021, 7pm-9pm ET

Welcome Nebraska Teaching Artists. We hope you enjoyed attending this training as part of Delaware Division of the Arts’ Creative Aging through the Arts initiative, made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies.

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 | Curriculum Coaching

Day 1

Ageism Workshop, Creative Aging Program Models & Older Adult Learners

Monday, May 24, 2021, 7pm-9pm 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,” Aroha Philanthropies [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Remote Program Design

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7pm-9pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from Aroha Philanthropies on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” Aroha Philanthropies [3:20]

Day 3

Envisioning Creative Aging Programs and Curriculum Development

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7pm-9pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:

Post-training Resources

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

Curriculum Coaching

To support the development of your creative aging curriculum, Lifetime Arts will review your curriculum outline, provide written feedback, and host a virtual one-on-one coaching session for teaching artists.

  1. First, teaching artists should complete their curriculum outline using the In-Person Creative Aging Program Curriculum Outline (DOCX) template.
  2. Next, teaching artists will submit curriculum outlines to Lifetime Arts for review.
  3. Once your outline has 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.

Coaching Timeline

July 1 – August 31, 2021


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take a cohort of teaching artists 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, 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. Teaching artists will be introduced to best practices in both in-person and remote programming.

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Memoir
  2. Storytelling
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of Director of Education, Annie Montgomery.
Annie Montgomery
Director of Education
Sarah Jacobus
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Sarah Jacobus (Storytelling)

Annie Montgomery (Memoir)

Trainer Facilitators

Ann deVere

Asma Feyijinmi

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Stage Manager)