Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Announces Free Creative Aging Training for Wyoming-based Teaching Artists

In partnership with Lifetime Arts, the Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications from Wyoming teaching artists to participate in a free virtual training to learn how to design, develop, and implement Creative Aging programs in their communities. 

Wyoming has a growing community of older adults. One effective way to address adverse health effects associated with aging is with intentional arts engagement. This field is referred to as Creative Aging. As part of an ongoing effort at the Wyoming Arts Council to develop Creative Aging programming in Wyoming, training will be provided to artists working in all mediums, including but not limited to visual arts, music, performing arts, literary arts, and folk & traditional arts, where they will learn innovative direct arts programming for older adults.

This training will be held virtually on January 22, 23, and 24 from 11am – 1 pm each day. The application and additional information can be accessed at https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. Participation is limited to a total of 25 artists from around the state. The deadline for applications is January 9. Applicants will be notified of their application status on a rolling basis. 

The professional training is being provided by Lifetime Arts and will prepare Wyoming teaching artists to become engaged in leading creative aging programs in their communities. The Wyoming Arts Council and Lifetime Arts offered this same training to teaching artists, librarians, and arts administrators in 2021. Thanks to the generous support of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropies, this training will be provided to participants free of charge.

For more information or to learn how to get involved, please contact Josh Chrysler at the Wyoming Arts Council at joshua.chrysler@wyo.gov or 307-256-2010.

Lifetime Arts connects the people, funding, ideas and strategies necessary to increase the number and quality of arts education programs for older adults. By helping to develop policy, sharing best practices and providing expert technical assistance in the design, funding and implementation of creative aging programs, we help organizations and individuals build livable communities for all ages.

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