ArtSage Training

The ArtSage Artist Training for 2014-2015 is now closed, but watch this space for news about participating artists and mentors, and news about next year's opportunities.

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Teaching Artist Training

We are now embarked on the third MN Professional Development Arts & Aging Initiative—a training program for MN teaching artists who wish to work with older adults.

See the list of artists selected for 2014-2015 »

ArtSage has selected a cohort of professional teaching artists throughout MN who have a serious and committed interest in working with older adults in various community and care facility settings for a year-long BASIC Training Program. We’ve also enrolled several professional teaching artists who have completed our Basic Training Program in years I or II and wish to take an ADVANCED level three-month practicum with a mentor.

» More information on the Artist Training Initiative

» BASIC Training Application

» ADVANCED Training Application

Application deadline was September 1, 2014. Participants were notified of their selection in mid-September, and training began in October 2014.

For more information about ArtSage Teaching Artist training programs, contact Erin Hart at erinhart@artsagemn.org or 952-473-0228.

ArtSage is a connector, convener and catalyst for the field of arts and aging. We provide training for artists and organizations, consulting services, and resources in the field of arts and aging.

Intro to Arts & Aging Workshops

Offered in formats suited to community-wide audiences and smaller gatherings, ArtSage staff and master trainers provide a foundational knowledge about the aging process and best practices for planning and implementing creative arts activities with elders.

Topics for this interactive, day-long session can include:

    • Arts & Aging in Your Community:  Overview of local activities
    • Aging—Myths, Realities, and Demographics:  Key facts about aging and current demographic trends
    • Research to Practice:  New evidence about the positive impact of professionally-delivered arts activities for the adult brain and overall health
    • Finding resources to support your arts and aging activities
    • Sample interactive arts programming concepts and programs
    • Role and Value of the Teaching Artist: Establishing critical attributes and approaches of teaching artist as a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, though, and about the arts
    • Models of Effective Interdisciplinary Arts Programs: The importance of building person-centered, ”layered” arts activities that engage multiple senses/modalities and offer opportunity for social interaction
    • Peer Networking:  Dedicated time/opportunities to make connections with others in the community

For more information about any of these ArtSage programs or services, contact Erin Hart at erinhart@artsagemn.org or 952-473-0228.


Training Initiative Staff - 2014-2015

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Joey Clark 
Theater Mentor
917.583.8859
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Andrea Lewandoski
Arts Programming Mentor
651.632.5318
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Jeanie Brindley-Barnett 
Music/Lead Mentor 
612.327.4685
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Michèle Coppin 
Visual Arts Mentor
952.818.4685
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Parker Genné
Dance Mentor 
612.963.9108
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Zoë Bird 
Poetry Mentor
612.432.9196
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