Working in partnership with Lifetime Arts and the Wyoming State Library, the Wyoming Arts Council will offer free training to artists interested in developing their skills in leading creative aging programming and working with elder adults through the library system.
The training will be provided virtually, via video call, by Lifetime Arts on March 8, 9, and 10. The training will be split into two cohorts (a morning cohort and an evening cohort). Lifetime Arts is a national arts service organization that offers a positive, modern, artistic and social lens through which to serve, inspire and engage America’s growing population of older adults. Additional funds have been secured for county libraries, who are undergoing similar training, to hire teaching artists who complete this training to lead creative aging programs in their libraries.
50 artists from across the state will be chosen to participate.
Artists will be selected based on demonstrating through their application that they have:
1. At least entry level experience teaching art to any type of audience
2. An interest and dedication to working with elder adults
In addition to the above criteria, it is the Wyoming Arts Council's goal to create the most diverse cohort possible in order to maximize our investment across the state.
In order to qualify for consideration, you must:
1. Be 18 years or older at the time of application
2. Be a Wyoming resident