CONNECTOR

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

CONVENOR

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

CATALYST

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

 

ArtSage Needs YOU!

Artists, arts organizations, senior-serving organizations—ArtSage needs you!

If you believe in ArtSage and our creative aging mission, now is the time to step up. You can make a HUGE difference, connecting Minnesotans 55+ with meaningful and engaging arts activities—singing, dancing, visual arts, writing, and storytelling.

We’re building a growing arts and aging network for Minnesota—if you or someone you love has benefited from our work, we ask for your support to help us continue.

Help us meet our year-end fundraising goal by joining ArtSage today!

Thank you for your generous support—every dollar counts!

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In The News

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Arts & Aging — Amazing!

From Good Age, December 2014

Older adults who engage regularly in music, dance, poetry, painting and other visual arts have been proven to age better, mentally and physically, said Tammy Hauser, interim executive director for ArtSage, a connector, a convener and a catalyst for arts and aging in Minnesota. "Mastery of a skill forces your brain to make connections," Hauser said, adding that the arts are especially powerful among the oldest of adults. "It's more effective than a lot of medications."  

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Aging Artfully


From Minnesota Women's Press, September 2014


Lucy Rose Fischer, a St. Louis Park visual artist, is a prime example of the positive effects of artistic endeavor later in life. After a distinguished 25-year career in gerontology - with a doctorate and many books and scholarly articles on aging - Fischer became her own best subject, making the leap from academia to professional artist and teacher. Fischer has embraced full-time art-making in the past 10 years. Now 69, she learned about artistic pursuit from her mother-in-law. "She was my teacher," Fischer says. "She started painting in her mid-40s and lived to 92, still doing art most of that time." 

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