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Arts Commission helps artists develop skills to design creative aging experiences 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Arts Commission helps artists develop skills to design creative aging experiences 

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(INDIANAPOLIS) The Indiana Arts Commission announced today that 25 artists will participate in the Lifelong Arts Indiana learning opportunity this week. 

Informed by field best-practices, Lifelong Arts Indiana empowers artists to develop their own approach to sharing creative experiences with older adults, ages sixty-five and older, in their community—and provides access to funds to help make it happen. 

Participating artists include: 

  • Angie Andriot, New Albany
  • Jean Harper, Uniondale
  • Mary Ardery, West Lafayette
  • Portia Jackson, Indianapolis
  • Dawn Kirsten Batson, Indianapolis 
  • Tammeron Jonesfrancis, Muncie 
  • Leota Bauman, Valparaiso 
  • Elizabeth Leachman, South Bend 
  • Michal Ann Carley, Bloomington 
  • Debra Levy, Fort Wayne 
  • Karen Chilman, Commiskey 
  • Wacey Robertson, Terre Haute 
  • Janet Chilton, Carmel 
  • Darlene Rosario-Reese, East Chicago 
  • Lynn Darda, Winamac 
  • Greg Rose, Indianapolis 
  • Kenya Ferrand-Ott, West Lafayette 
  • Paula Scott-Frantz, Indianapolis 
  • Melissa Gallant, Indianapolis 
  • Peggy Taylor, Westphalia 
  • Sandra Gay, Indianapolis 
  • Jennifer Weinert, Kewanna 
  • Devon Ginn, Indianapolis 
  • Roberta Wong, Indianapolis 
  • Emily Guerrero, Fort Wayne 


After the training this week, the artists will be invited to submit a proposal for a $1,000 fellowship to directly apply course lessons to provide a series of arts learning experiences for a group of older adults in their community. 

This initiative is made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies. Training, coaching, consulting, and resources for Lifelong Arts Indiana have been provided by Lifetime Arts, the national leader in creative aging programs and services. 

Click here to learn about the Lifelong Arts Indiana program. 

 

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