By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access –
The Tennessee Arts Commission and Lifetime Arts, national leaders in creative aging program development and training, will offer state-wide, professional development training in Tennessee to assist individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations in curriculum design, sequential learning methods, and sustainable program models related to teaching older adults in arts programming. Through a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies, this virtual training will increase participants’ knowledge in effectively fostering meaningful arts learning experiences for older adults.
Twenty-five 25 participants representing a diverse range of geographic regions, art disciplines, and teaching experiences will be chosen for participation. There is no cost for this training, but participants must apply by January 14, 2022, and be accepted for one of the twenty-five (25) available training seats.
To qualify for this training:
- Individual artists are people who, by education, experience, or natural talent, engage in a particular art form or discipline or staff within nonprofit arts organizations who conduct arts programming for older adults and or plans to provide this type of programming.
- Artists must have lived and worked in Tennessee for three (3) years. Additional documentation may be required for proof of residency.
- Artist and nonprofit arts organizations may work in various art disciplines, including visual, craft, photography, dance, music, theater, literary arts, and other art forms.
- Participants must be at least 18 years old and not a full-time student (elementary, secondary, college, or university).
- Both individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations must complete the application process for the TN Arts Commission’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster within three (3) weeks after receiving Lifetime Arts training.
- Nonprofit arts organizations may have two (2) staff people who can attend the training. When completing the application process for the TN Arts Commission’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster, the organization’s name will be present on the roster (not the names of the staff people).
- Must be available to participate virtually in the entire training offered by Lifetime Arts.
To submit an Interest Form: click here to submit interest form
Each person interested in training must submit an interest form by January 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m., CST. A selection process will occur to choose artists and nonprofit organizations representing diversity in geography, art disciplines, ethnicity, organizations, and experience levels for a cross-section of representation across the state. All applicants will be notified by email of their status by February 9, 2022, whether they have been accepted into the training.
Participants selected will receive Lifetime Arts virtual training on February 28th, March 1-2, 2022, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. CST (10 a.m. – 12 p.m., EST). More information will be provided after being selected to participate.
Contact Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access, at email@example.com , 615-532-9797.
This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies.