Though Artful Aging was originally part of our Arts in Health Care program, we have seen such growth and interest from Senior living centers that we have recognized this sort of work deserves its own category. We're never too old to try something new, and for some of us, there's an art form or two that we've been meaning to check out for quite some time. We normally work in partnership with ARTSAGE.
ARTSAGE has developed Residency models that work especially well in senior centers. We can also provide variations on that model, so that whatever schedule and expectations are developed will meet your needs. We can also schedule Performances and/or stand-alone Workshops.
And, of course, one need not be involved with seniors to be interested in the arts. If you have a need, let's talk.
ARTFUL AGING Residency Models
Pioneered by ARTSAGE, these models have been successfully used at dozens of senior care centers across the Twin Cities metro area. A key component of either model is advance training for site staff and volunteers. Training is led by Pat Samples, ARTSAGE Coordinator. The designated COMPAS artist is also present for the entire training, and leads some portions of it. Sites are invited to include as many staff and volunteers as they choose—for sure, it's essential that a "critical mass" of site staff/volunteers go through the training, so that optimal results can be obtained during the actual artistic experience.
Artful Aging Camp ($2700 + Materials) This includes:
4 hours of advance training
Artist Meet & Greet session
12 hours of hands-on time working with the artist (done in 2 hour blocks, either as 3 intensive days with both an AM & a PM time block, or as 6 days spread over 2 weeks)
Community Event (a chance to celebrate and demonstrate the work the participants have done)
Artful Aging Classes ($2500 + Materials) This includes:
2 hours of advance training
8 weeks of classes (weekly; 2 hour time block per week; modifications are possible and often include a Community Event as part of the classes)
Aside from any of the models listed above, cost is $95 per hour. This covers all artist fees, as well as whatever planning time is needed with COMPAS staff.
Materials costs are extra. If the artist needs to travel a great distance to your site, and they are working during more than one day, you may need to provide mileage and/or lodging costs.
Need more information or have more questions? Contact Daniel Gabriel