Mission: 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 enriched lives
Programs: Mncaan dba artsage, trained 26 teaching artists and 7 arts organizations to develop and implement high quality arts programs for older adults. We also provided 5 free statewide intro to aging workshops attended by more than 300 people and, developed curriculum for teaching artists and arts organizations. Finally, we developed a membership program with resources for anyone interested in the field of arts and aging
My first encounter with this group was at a screening of a video they created with MN Public Television being shown at the Bloomington Art Center. It had great visuals of arts in community service. After the screening I met a photographer who collaborated with his mother, a poet, to create an extraordinarily beautiful book. The networking at this gathering involved a joyful dance experience. This group facilitates a broad spectrum of creative experiences for people with limited accessibility and will use their resources well.