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Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss

SPARK! is an arts and culture program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity through engaging workshops.

All SPARK! programs are free for participants and care partners to attend together, in the comfortable and accessible environment of our Madison Art Center.

SPARK! programs at ARTS for ALL Wisconsin take place on the first Friday of each month, from 10-11:30am. Each 90-minute program is unique, including creative experiences in artmaking, drama, movement/dance, music, poetry, or storytelling.

SPARK! facilitators and volunteers were trained by the Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center and collaborate with community partners and professionals to continually enhance programming.

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Upcoming SPARK! sessions

All Sessions run from 10 - 11:30 AM

Friday January 6

Telling Tales Together with Teaching Artist Terry Kerr

Liberate your imagination and connect with others as you explore story structure and storytelling techniques. This session will help you find greater ease and comfort when speaking in front of others and strengthen attention and focus.

Friday February 3

Zen Gardening with Teaching Artist Jessi Salgado

Relax and garden as you create Zen mini-gardens using sand, stones and other natural objects.



Support for SPARK! has been provided by Bader Philanthropies, Dane Arts, Green Bay Packers Foundation, and the Evjue Foundation