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“Performed by the People Who Lived It”: Theatre 55 Stages Shows Older Adults Want

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In this blog post, Lifetime Arts Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ed Friedman, talks about Theatre 55, a  company founded in 2018 by Richard Hitchler in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose mission is “to enrich the lives …

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“Tell me about a time when you were resilient.”

Article and Blog Post

For the past three years, Dane Stauffer has been teaching a storytelling program series at the Park Square Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Dane was in the middle of teaching the last segment when COVID-19 forced …

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50 More Minnesota Artists Trained in Creative Aging Program Model

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In July 2019, Aroha Philanthropies and the Minnesota State Arts Board offered the third in a series of Creative Aging trainings for teaching artists working in all arts disciplines. The event, held at the Minneapolis …

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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

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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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EngAGE

From the engAGE website: “EngAGE is a nonprofit that takes a whole-person approach to community and creative, healthy aging by providing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs to thousands of seniors and …

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Museums Add Programs and Classes to Tap Interest From Older Adults

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Graffiti artist, Peyton Scott Russell, taps into the interests of older adults through his eight week visual arts program offered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and selected through Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts initiative.

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Peyton Scott Russell, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

Teaching artist, Peyton Scott Russell’s earliest memories as a child were making art and being creative. This continued into high school where he discovered graffiti art from the film Style Wars in 1984. This consumed …

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Rumriver Art Center’s Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show

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The Spring 2021 Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show features participant art from Rumriver Art Center’s virtual creative aging classes in acrylic painting, watercolor, and hand-built pottery. These programs are part of the Seeding Vitality Arts …

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Voices of Opera at Minnesota Opera

Case Study

Minnesota Opera sought and successfully built organizational support and buy-in for their Seeding Vitality Arts pilot program, “Voices of Opera.” The older adult community members’ incredible interest, the education department’s commitment to designing responsive programming, …

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