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SPARK!

SPARK! is a creative engagement 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 creative engagement, workshops and programs. SPARK! programs are FREE for families to attend together in a comfortable environment led by specially trained staff and volunteers.

Spark! Wednesday

Every Third Wednesday | 10:00–11:30

Registration Required

Designed for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners, SPARK! engages participants with interactive cultural experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity. Free for families to attend. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Ann Marie Craig at 262-247-2279 or click on the register button.

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Spark! Sunday

Every Second Sunday | 1:00–2:30

Registration Required

Our Sunday program encourages grandchildren and extended families to join, SPARK! engages participants with interactive cultural experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity. Free for families to attend. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Ann Marie Craig at 262-247-2279 or click on the register button.

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2024 SPARK! CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE

November 11 & 12

The 2024 SPARK! Creative Engagement Conference is an in-person event that will provide training for existing SPARK! organizations and anyone looking to bring SPARK! to your community. This conference will address how to start a new SPARK! program from conception to implementation and inspire existing program facilitators/volunteers.

Attendees will learn how to successfully immerse SPARK! participants in creative engagement activities including poetry, art making, storytelling, and more. Sessions will include brain health, best practices, program logistics, and activity ideas. Sessions will be repeated so there will be multiple opportunities for participation. Attending the conference provides the required training to start a SPARK! program in your community.

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In 2009, the Museum of Wisconsin Art was among the first cultural institutions in Wisconsin to create the SPARK! Alliance. Since that time, MOWA has continued to provide art-based programming for those in our community who are living with memory loss and their families and care partners. Our SPARK! events are interactive and incorporate creative sensory engagement with the arts in areas such as music, dance, visual arts, nature, and poetry.

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