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Oklahoma Creative Aging Initiative


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.

Upcoming Events

 
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
Oklahoma City
No cost to attend. Lunch provided.
Register below

Presented by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Creative Aging Exchange will give Oklahomans the chance to connect with others interested in learning about Creative Aging programs. The August 25 event will be a day-long gathering featuring presentations, performances, panel conversations, table talks, and more. Afternoon breakout sessions will be followed by a speed networking session, with a discussion of next steps concluding the day. Register below.

Schedule

9:30 a.m.
Welcome and overview of developments in the field of Creative Aging

9:45 a.m.
Presentations, performances, and panel conversations

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Table talk discussions

12:00 p.m.
Lunch and performances

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions

2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Speed networking

3:15 p.m.
Final thoughts

Accessibility Accommodations

Requests for accessibility accommodations can be submitted to Erika Wilhite, Arts Learning in Communities Director, at (405) 521-6280 or erika.wilhite@arts.ok.gov. Please submit requests no later than August 19.

For more information, contact Erika Wilhite at (405) 521-6280 or erika.wilhite@arts.ok.gov.

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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.

Past Events

Creative Aging Design and Development for Teaching Artists
March 28-30, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Register for the training

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.
Register for the training

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.

Questions?
For more information contact our Arts Learning in Communities Director.