Wisconsin Tele-Stories Celebration
Since April 2021, TimeSlips artists have engaged in creative conversations by telephone with 40 elders from the Central and Northeastern regions of Wisconsin. This online celebration marks the conclusion of this Tele-Stories project, and shares heartfelt stories from the calls as well as beautiful artwork inspired by elder caller participants. Hear from the artist facilitators, elder participants, as well as our aging service partners to get a well rounded view of our Tele-Stories programming.
This project was made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies, with support through the Wisconsin Arts Board.
TimeSlips Spring Festival: Project Spotlight - DID and Duke University Students
This video was a part of the TimeSlips Spring Festival and streamed live on April 29, 2021.
If you could positively impact your life and others just by asking a beautiful question, would you? TimeSlips team member Kathy Hawkins sits down with Duke University students Arthi Kozhumam, Autumn Blamoville and Andrew Shin as they share how their lives have been impacted through their virtual engagement with elders in Durham County, North Carolina. The transformation will inspire anyone to connect more deeply in 2021.
TimeSlips Spring Festival: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Student Artists-in-Residence
This video was a part of the TimeSlips Spring Festival and streamed live on April 27, 2021.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Artists-in-Residence, or SAIRs, were undaunted by Covid-19. Though safety precautions made it necessary for changes to be made in how they engaged with elder communities with whom they worked, students were able to connect in new and creative ways from which we can all learn. Join TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, as she introduces us to the UWM students who overcame the odds and continue to work with seniors as well as neurodiverse communities in creative ways.
TimeSlips Spring Festival: Creative Resource Toolkit Showcase
This video was a part of the TimeSlips Spring Festival and streamed live on April 22, 2021.
TimeSlips team members Sam Goodrich and Andrew Morton will share a series of virtual as well as tangible resources and products that you can use to creatively engage with your community. Starting with the Shine Your Light project, developed for Linked Senior, and including new products about to be launched by TimeSlips, this session will provide participants with specific resources to support their role as caregiver.
TimeSlips Spring Festival: Pandemic Engagement 2.0
This video was a part of the TimeSlips Spring Festival and streamed live on April 15, 2021.
In March of 2020, life as we knew it ceased to exist. As care communities closed their doors to visitors, and caregivers were separated from those for whom they cared, TimeSlips launched a series of virtual resources for our community. But when the TimeSlips community took up the challenge of remote (or safely distanced) engagement, we all learned what physical limitations could bring to creative life. Join a panel conversation led by TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, as she engages TimeSlips facilitators from around the world, learning from them how they have kept creativity and joy alive for more than a year, and what they’re planning next.
Year End Celebration Webinar 2020 (With Captions)
Join TimeSlips Founder, Anne Basting, for our Annual Report and Giving Tuesday Celebration! Learn how TimeSlips supported elders living in isolation and care partners in long-term care and at home over what has been a hard year for all.
Get Engaged! Introducing the TimeSlips Engagement Parties
This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
At an engagement party, a host helps guests learn how creativity can be used to create meaningful moments of connection, ultimately improving the lives of older adults and their caregivers. Join Project Manager and Master Trainer Andrew Morton for an overview of this exciting new project, an introduction to some of the new free Engagement Party resources and a conversation with project partners and caregivers who were part of the pilot phase of this project in Southeast Michigan.
Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities
This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Thursday November 12, 2020.
Duke University students from a range of majors - including pre-med, computer science, arts, and public policy - engage in service learning at eight community e-gathering sites as part of the citywide "Dementia Inclusive Durham" initiative. In addition to this field-based collaboration, students also learn about the historical context, economic conditions, and wide range of approaches to project design that underlie the growing subfield of arts in health. Join this student-led webinar to learn more about the variety of ways in which these studies and collaborations contribute to laying a foundation for sustainable and inclusive community engagement and intergenerational programming.
Tele-Stories: Artists Connecting with Elders via Phone
This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Friday, November 6.
From August-October 2020, 10 artists worked creatively with 100 elders in Milwaukee county in an effort to reduce the increased isolation caused by COVID-19. These community-based, interdisciplinary artists are each trained in TimeSlips and provide meaningful connections to elders living at home, using a series of Beautiful Questions. The calls all inform a creative project, or "Legacy Gift", that they create for the elders in honor of their conversations. Learn from the artist's experiences and be inspired by the Legacy Gifts they have created.
HomeMade Zines: Artists Respond to Lockdowns in Care Communities
This webinar was a part of our Creative Care Fall Festival and was recorded on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
As a part of the Wisconsin Creative Communities of Care Project, training 25 nursing homes state-wide in creative care techniques, 5 regional artists were asked to put on a festival with the sites that they were paired with. When COVID-19 hit, plans changed and the artists decided to come together to offer sites creative workbooks, or zines, to provide activities for elders that could be done in their rooms without additional effort from staff. In this webinar, the artists share the zines and responses from the elders they were made for.
Creative Care Institute Day 2: Artist Demonstrations
Artists and educators present on various ideas of how to engage with people remotely, in a time of Covid-19.
Presenters include: Gabri Christa, Kari Hanson, Emily Ihara, Katie Avila Loughmiller, Sammy Goodrich and Melita Belgrave
Creative Care Institute Day 2: Creative Community Building Projects
Building community through creative engagement enlivens us, reminds us that we were meant to live in concert with others and inspires us to “think bigger”. Join Anne Basting, Ph.D., in this final session from the July 2020 TimeSlips Virtual CCI where she shares a vision for building communities, especially now, during lockdowns and quarantines.
Creative Care Institute Day 1: Plenary Panel
"Why is this work important now?"
Moderated by Kathryn Washington
Anne Basting PhD; President/Founder of TimeSlips; UWM Faculty; MacArthur Fellow
Lisa Cooper MD; PhD Public Health; MacArthur Fellow
Vijay Gupta Los Angeles Philharmonic; TED Senior Fellow; 2017 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow; Co-Founder, Street Symphony, MacArthur Fellow
Carmelita Karhoff Project Director, Dementia Inclusive Durham
Liz Lerman Founder, Dance Exchange; MacArthur Fellow
Creative Care Institute Day 1: Mapping your Creative Assets
Artist/Activist Nicole Garneau Shares, ‘How to Map Out Individual Assets’
Creative Care Institute Day 1: "Engagement Party"
Andrew Morton and Michael Snowden host an "Engagement Party"!
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #10
What question would you ask a child today? Sarah Wilbur leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas of childhood.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #9
What brings you joy? How do you express or experience joy? Ebony Noelle Golden leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas of joy.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #8
How does the world know me?
Bob Martin leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring all of the ways that the world knows us.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #7
What stories do your hands tell? What can we do with our hands? What are different kinds of handiwork that your hands create? Sarah Wilbur leads us with open hands into this Beautiful Question.
UW-Milwaukee Student Artists in Residence Webinar
This is the end-of-year, virtual "flourish fest" showcasing the work of seven University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Artists in Residents and the care communities in which they co-created art with elders.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #6
What makes a good friend? How has someone been a friend to you? How have you been a friend to someone?
Ebony Noelle Golden leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas of friendship.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #5
What is a hug? How do you hug yourself? If we can't physically reach someone, what could we offer instead?
Anne Basting leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas of creativity and generosity.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #4
What is one of the greatest gifts you ever received?
Bob Martin leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas of creativity and generosity.
Master Trainers Elaine Maly and Kari Hanson share the journey of every day Superheroes they met in "regular" TimeSlips sessions. This creative engagement spawned a Superhero persona for each group member, a book launch (Fall 2019), and inspiration that continues to reverberate. Prepare to be inspired to find the superheroes among you! View the recorded webinar here.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #3
What moves you?
Sarah Wilbur leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring ideas that move you.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #2
What does home feel like to you?
TimeSlips Artist, Bob Martin, leads us through some interactive creative engagement exercises exploring the themes of "home" and what that means to us.
Dementia Inclusive Durham Creative Care Workshop #1
If you could fly anywhere right now, where would you go?
Starting in April 2020, TimeSlips and Dementia Inclusive Durham are offering 20 minute virtual creative workshops inspired by a Beautiful Question.
This is the first in the series, facilitated by Anne Basting, and inspired by the question: "If you could lift up and fly anywhere right now, where would you go?"
Engagement in a Time of Quarantine: Part II
Part Two of our newly-developing webinar series
This webinar is part of a newly-developing series from the TimeSlips Creative Storytelling team. Join MacArthur Fellow and TimeSlips Founder/President Anne Basting, PhD., as she shares additional avenues to connect while observing social distancing.
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Engagement in a Time of Quarantine: Part I
In this unprecedented moment of quarantines, how do we bring meaning and joy to both caregivers and elders / residents? TimeSlips says 'Yes, And' to connecting with each other during COVID and has been busy generating creative solutions to lockdowns.