Browse “Aroha Philanthropies”

“A Storied Life”: A New Generation of Digital Storytellers Emerges

Article and Blog Post

In January, the culminating event for, “A Storied Life,” a 12-week digital storytelling workshop, taught by Theresa Dawson, was held at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) and offered in partnership with The Knolls, a …

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Beading with the Big Chief Darryl Montana at the Louisiana State Museum

Case Study

After conducting community assessments and connecting with local artists, The Louisiana State Museum (LSM) team designed a creative aging workshop series representative of the interests and cultures of the people they sought to serve. The …

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Careful Planning and Continuous Refinement: Online Programming Success for Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte

Case Study

Having been a member of the 2019-2020 Aroha’ Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums cohort, Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte had some experience delivering remote creative aging programming when they applied for and received …

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Create with The Carle! at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Case Study

To position themselves as a place intended for all ages, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art developed a creative aging program series, “Create with The Carle!” These programs offered adults the opportunity to …

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Create+Collaborate at LACMA

Case Study

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has a long history of offering art-making classes for all ages, and the museum staff has witnessed the transformative power of the creative process. LACMA used an …

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Creative Aging Enrollment at Pasadena Conservatory of Art Increases

Article and Blog Post

Since the fall of 2018, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, part of the National Guild for Community Art Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Initiative, has continued to see an enrollment increase due to its adult 55+ …

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Creative Aging Influences Organizational Strategy at Rumriver Art Center

Case Study

Rumriver Art Center’s Seeding Vitality Arts programming exceeded their expectations and became a driving force behind their organizational strategy. Having realized that sustaining creative aging programs at the Center would require total alignment of programmatic, …

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David DeBlieck, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

Teaching artist, David DeBlieck currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Dance in the Theater Department at the College of St Benedict & St John’s University. Since 2010, David has conducted numerous workshops and …

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Debra Pasquerette, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

Debra Pasquerette, teaching artist and Manager of Community Engagement at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA, has worked with people of all generations across the community. As part of GRoW @ The …

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Digital Gold: Queering Flat Spaces

via American Alliance of Museums (AAM)   |   Article and Blog Post

During week eight of the LGBTQIA+ creative aging program, “Stay Gold,” offered at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson, COVID-19 hit and forced the museum to shut down. This article focuses on how the …

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