Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network

  • Shoreveiw, MN
  • http://www.mncaan.net

Mission Statement

MnCAAN provides services and programs that connect artists, organizations, and others engaged in arts and aging to activate the creativity of older adults and stimulate healthy, meaningful, and socially enriching lives. Our guiding principle is that older people can offer a substantial contribution to the artistic culture of a community by engaging in artistic activities – and they can enrich their own lives at the same time. Our main goal is to ensure that every older Minnesotan has creative outlets in the arts.

 To reach this goal, we:

 

Inspire older adults to create art
Educate citizens, organizations, and public officials about the benefits of artistic self-expression for older adults
Help organizations develop effective arts programming for older adults
Help artists share their expertise through teaching and directing
Showcase the work of older artists
Link these groups to collaborate and learn from each other

Main Programs

  1. Artist in Residence
  2. Consulting and Education
  3. Conferences and Training
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Minnesota statewide

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Pat Samples

Keywords

Self-reported

arts,seniors,elders,training,artist,residencies

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Also Known As

ARTSAGE

EIN

35-2318122

 Number

5084494026

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Key 2010 Accomplishments

 

Art of Aging Residencies: Conducted artist residencies in 14 senior housing sites to ignite the creative spark in the people living there--in collaboration with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency and COMPAS

 

Creative Aging Around Town:  Conducted 5 community-wide meetings to present best practices and stimulate mutual learning and networking

 

Artist Internships: Provided internships for 10 artists 

 

Art of Aging Exhibit:  Organized a 3-month gallery exhibit, in conjunction with MELSA and Hennepin County Library, featuring works by 4 older artists reflecting on their own aging and 4 related public presentations

 

Consulting: Provided consulting services to Gianna Homes, Lyngblomsten, Minnesota History Center, and Society for Arts in Health Care

 

Education: Provided workshop for 40 teaching artists conducted by a national leader in arts and aging. Provided talks and workshops to more than a dozen audiences, including Aging Services's annual conference and MacPhail's faculty and staff

 

Program Design: Organized a 20-member volunteer Program Design Team to help shape and assist with MnCAAN's programs

 

Donors: Began membership and donor programs 

 

  

Major Goals for 2011

Conduct 15 artist residencies in senior housing
Develop or expand 3-5 program partnerships, including one with COMPAS
Provide consulting services to 6 organizations
Give at least 6 talks or workshops to professional and public audiences
Add 50 artists and 30 providers to our website rosters

Develop and implement a board membership recruitment strategy, including diversity objectives 
Design, develop, and implement a marketing strategy to establish MnCAAN as the “leading place to go” in Minnesota related to arts and aging
Establish a business plan 
Develop and implement a development strategy leading to a financially sustainable organization

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Artist in Residence

We provide skilled teaching artists to senior housing sites for intensive residencies ranging from 3-day arts camps to 8-week classes. Residents, ranging from independent to people needing memory care, learn a new art skill such as songwriting, clay memory tile making, collage, poetry, memoir writing, storytelling, and creative dance. Training is provided for staff and volunteers to prepare them for a successful experience. Artist interns sometimes assist to gain teaching skills.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$36,000.00

Program 2

Consulting and Education

As an educational organization and a catalyst for increased knowledge, services, and partnerships related to arts and aging, MnCAAN provides consulting and program coordination services, professional training, and special projects as requested by arts, aging services, government, and other organizations and agencies.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$9,500.00

Program 3

Conferences and Training

We
also sponsor our own educational and training events for arts and senior
service professionals and the broader community. In 2010, a collaborative art
exhibit with MELSA drew more than 1000 visitors and hundreds attended four
related educational events. We regularly hold Creative Aging Around Town, public networking and learning events, every other month.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$21,600.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Minnesota statewide

Funding Needs

Funding is needed to support the residencies, the training that is provided to artists, the resource services provided through the website and by staff and volunteers, educational events and presentations, as well as for operating costs.

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Principal Officer

Pat Samples

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gil Kiekenapp

Institutional chaplain, retired

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