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Training Institute | Winter 2015

A Creative Aging Professional Development Program
for Metro New York Arts Organizations

Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65. Is your organization ready? Are you offering programs for your older adult patrons that go beyond passive entertainment and one-offs? Are your teaching artists prepared to expand their K-12 expertise to engage older adults in arts learning experiences that promote mastery and social engagement – elements key to successful creative aging programming?

Learn how Creative Aging can expand your organization’s reach, enrich your menu of services and increase support. To build the capacity of arts organizations and teaching artists to incorporate creative aging programming into their education offerings, Lifetime Arts will support participating teams and individual teaching artists through the 3.5 day intensive live training as well as follow-up services throughout 2016.


Multi-day Live Training

Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2015
New York, NY

During this 3.5 day in-depth intensive you will hear from cross sector experts and learn about the field of Creative Aging; Explore exemplary program models, examine best practices in working with older adults, and engage in facilitated work sessions to develop a strategic plan for your organization. Participating teaching artists will be prepared to meet the needs of older adult learners.

Teaching Artist Mentorships

Throughout 2016
New York Metro Area

A select group of teaching artists will be enrolled in a mentorship program – led by Lifetime Arts Master Teaching Artists and implemented through Creative Aging programs in New York City. Space is limited and contingent upon professional experience as a teaching artist.

Customized Consulting Services

Throughout 2016
New York Metro Area

Lifetime Arts’ Training Institute includes pro bono consulting services to help organizations develop Creative Aging programming. The experts at Lifetime Arts will provide 10 hours of hands-on, personalized guidance in community mapping, facilities assessment, strategic planning and resource development.

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrative/Teaching Artist Teams from NY Arts Organizations with established education programs. Organizational Team must include at least one senior level administrative or educational director and at least one teaching artist or program facilitator.
  • Independent Teaching Artists with previous experience developing sequential, instructional arts curricula. A very limited number of spots will be made available for qualified independent teaching artists. Only teaching artists with proven experience in delivering sequential curricula will be considered.

Registration is Closed

Please note: Lifetime Arts Training Institute focuses on working with active older adults in community based settings. It does not provide training in art therapy, working with frail, institutionalized older adults or those with cognitive loss such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Hosted by Lincoln Center Education and supported by Aroha Philanthropies, New York State Council on the Arts, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation and the Fordham University Ravazzin Center on Aging.