Creative Aging Call for Artists



Circle of people engaged in Creative Aging activity.
Participants in a lifetime arts training. Image courtesy of Lifetime Arts.

Through a partnership between the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Library, and Lifetime Arts, training will be provided to teaching artists and librarians throughout the state where they will learn innovative direct arts programming for older adults.

Wyoming has a growing community of elder adults. One effective way to address adverse health effects associated with aging is with intentional arts engagement. This field is referred to as Creative Aging.

The Wyoming Arts Council will co-host, with Lifetime Arts, an informational webinar for artists and library programmers on February 3. Learn more and register.

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications from Wyoming based artists to participate in a free virtual training on best practices in Creative Aging from March 8-10 Teaching artists who complete this training will have the possibility of being hired by county libraries around the state, who are undergoing similar training, to lead creative aging programs in their libraries.

Learn more and apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 10.

The selection process is competitive. Only 50 artists from around the state will be selected to participate. Artists who are selected to participate in the training will receive a $50 honorarium to compensate them, in part, for their time. The training is free for teaching artists, paid for in part by a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation.

For more information or to learn how to get involved, please contact Josh Chrysler at the Wyoming Arts Council at joshua.chrysler@wyo.gov or 307-256-2010.

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