About the Initiative
The Oklahoma Arts Council's Creative Aging Initiative was launched in 2021 through grant funding provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and E.A. Michelson Philanthropy. The initiative will build capacity across the state for community-based arts education programs serving older adults. Creative aging programs offer improved quality of life for this fast growing segment of the population. Through the initiative, the Oklahoma Arts Council will offer professional development, form advisory groups, and facilitate statewide convenings. Receive updates about the initiative.
The Oklahoma Creative Aging Exchange
presented by the Oklahoma Arts Council
Thursday, August 25
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Belle Isle Library
No cost to attend.
Presented by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Creative Aging Exchange gave Oklahomans the chance to connect with others interested in learning about Creative Aging programs. The day-long gathering featured presentations, performances, panel conversations, table talks, and more. Afternoon breakout sessions were followed by a speed networking session, with a discussion of next steps concluding the day.
Creative Aging Design and Development for Teaching Artists
March 28-30, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
In this three-day training session, participants learned about the development of skill-based, sequential instructional lessons for older adults. Best practices and exemplary programming were highlighted.
Creative Aging Foundations Training for Arts, Senior Service, and Community Organizations
April 4-6, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
In this three-day training session, participants learned about current research on arts and aging, best practices in the field, responsive programming development, and more.
The Oklahoma Creative Aging Exchange is made possible through the support of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.
For more information contact our Arts Learning in Communities Director.