It’s an 8-week program designed for participants to learn about art history, techniques and discover the value of personal expression through art. Additionally, there is time reserved each week for participants to share lunch and casually visit with each other and time given to share their art with their group, providing new insights and fostering new relationships within the group. Project Inspire is our most popular program so far. Its success has been noticed and the Project Inspire Program will be expanded to Calgary Community Hubs in fall 2020.
Project Inspire is organized based on community opportunities of organizations and schools. Most programs are scheduled in line with school semesters. As programs develop, opportunity for public participation will increase.
As participants work through critical-thinking and creative-thinking programs together, it has been reported that exposure to different perspectives and reciprocity have been most valued from the experience. New participants are given a preliminary training that offers generational insights to promote understanding, respect and empathy. Training is subject to change based on program and conditions.
LINKages will also be offering Program Facilitation Training soon for volunteers interested in developing intergenerational communities.
If you are a school, non-profit or community organization interested in developing intergenerational relationships, click on the green email button below to connect with LINKages’ Community Initiatives Coordinator. LINKages will work with you to develop a successful program based on your goals, schedule and resources.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to coordinate, facilitate, or support a Project Inspire program, send an email to LINKages through the email button below.