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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

Friday November 4

Suncatchers with Teaching Artist Christy Grace.

Friday December 2

Holiday Card Making with Teaching Artist Jessi Salgado.



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