ArtSage connects people in the field of arts and aging with leadership, resources, and best practices, both in person and via technology.


ArtSage brings together local and national experts and leaders to strengthen and expand the arts and aging movement.


ArtSage provides consulting services and training for artists and organizations to promote healthy aging through the arts.


ArtSage is a connector, convener and catalyst for the field of arts and aging. Through training programs, consulting services and online resources we provide creative arts experiences that improve the lives of older adults.


Help Us Launch SageConnect™!

We know you agree with the research that says that older people involved in creating art, music, writing, theater and dance not only feel better, they remain healthier, more independent, and live more meaningful lives.

Through our programs and services, ArtSage is working to ensure that older adults throughout MN are having creative arts experiences that help develop their skills, keep them connected to each other and the world around them and give those opportunities to express their creativity.

Our most pressing need for making these connections happen around the state is to launch SageConnect™, a first-of-its-kind, interactive database that will match arts programs and teaching artists who serve older adults with those who seek them.

We have received a $10,000 grant to build this database but need to match that with your donations to get it launched in 2015. Gifts of $25 or more help us with each stage of the development and will make a difference.

Can we count on your help to bring SageConnect™ to life?


Thank you for being a part of the Arts & Aging Movement!

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A short video featuring ArtSage mentors working 
with our artists-in-training!

ArtSage Interim Director Tammy Hauser interviewed by 
Kevyn Burger on Comcast Newsmakers

In The News

Events, Opportunities, Resources

ArtSage Offers FREE Intro to Arts & Aging Workshop in Duluth, 10/24. Join ArtSage for an introduction to arts and aging on Friday, October 24 at the Ecumen Lakeshore Campus, 4002 London Road, Duluth. The day-long workshop is designed for artists, caregivers and family members, senior-serving organization staff, and all those who wish to learn more about the emerging field of arts and aging. FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register now »

The FREE Annual Gift of Creativity Webinar is sponsored by the National Center on Creative Aging, on December 10, 2014. NCCA says the webinar features Beautiful Minds who will share tips on how to stay vibrant and flourish in the second half of life. Free for all registrants. Register HERE »

The National Council on Creative Aging offers a FREE webinar on November 15, 2014, featuring the 2014 recipient of the Gene D. Cohen Research Award—Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Register HERE »

The National Council on Creative Aging is offering a new webinar, Tools & Tips from Grantmakers In Aging: Successful Foundation and Corporate Fundraising Techniques, on Wednesday, October 29, 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Facilitated by John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging, the webinar will focus on practical tools to build key relationships and shape winning proposals. Access to the webinar is FREE to all participants in the previous NCCA winter 2014 webinar series, Creative Aging: Through the Grantmaker Lens. More information »

ARTS IN HEALTH: PATIENTS, PROVIDERS AND THE COMMUNITY, A Regional Arts in Healthcare Symposium, November 15-17, 2014
The Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine and Global Alliance for Arts & Health presents a Regional Arts in Healthcare Symposium at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Presentations will focus on innovative programs incorporating the arts into all aspects of health care, medical education, and community health. More information »

Minnesota professionals with financial, legal, human resources, marketing, or fundraising expertise, or those with knowledge and experience in the fields of health, senior services, arts or aging are encouraged to apply. Click here for more »

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ArtSage in the News

ArtSage executive director Tammy Hauser, on WCCO Radio 
Hear about the upcoming Midwest Arts & Aging Conference and why the arts are so important to a vital life. Listen »

ArtSage leader on Comcast Newsmakers
Executive Director Tammy Hauser talk about  the link between creative expression and healthy aging with TV host Kevyn Burger on Comcast Newsmakers. Watch »

ArtSage Programs Featured in Star Tribune Article
Minnesota arts educators are well-trained to work with children. Now a nonprofit called ArtSage hopes to build a corps of arts educators and institutions that are trained to work with the special needs and skills of the elderly. Read More »

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Arts & Aging in the News 

New Worlds Open at the Artist’s Easel by John Hanc
New York Times story on the benefits of art for older adults which includes survey by Mental Health Foundation of Britain in 2011. Read the story »

New Alzheimer's studies point to new care options.  One report from the University of Minnesota suggests nursing homes need to undergo a culture shift in the way they assess and care for Alzheimer's patients. Hear the MPR story »

For Alzheimer's patients, music can be a light in the darkness
Workers at the Hillview Healthcare Center in La Crosse, Wis. are using iPods to help Alzheimer's patients rekindle long-lost memories through the use of music. Hear the MPR story »

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