The Creative Trust is a collaborative of programming and administrative staff of long term care communities in the Milwaukee area; faculty, students and staff at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts; and educational staff of area arts/culture institutions.

Our shared goal is to foster life-long learning through the arts.

We aim to:

  • share programming information, ideas, and opportunities
  • create and collaborate on innovative, intergenerational programming

Launched in summer 2012, The Creative Trust is piloting in the River East Alliance, along Milwaukee’s East Side with plans to expand in 2013. Current participants include:

  • Eastcastle Place
  • Jewish Home and Care Center
  • Milwaukee Catholic Home
  • St. Johns on the Lake
  • Charles Allis Museum
  • Jewish Museum
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art
  • Villa Terrace Museum
  • UWM Theatre Department
  • UWM’s Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research

The Creative Trust is facilitated by Anne Basting of UWM’s Department of Theatre.

Current programs in the pilot stage include:

  • Let’s Talk – a “creative discussion” series about current art-making projects
  • pARTner Program – intergenerational mentorships in the arts
  • the Flourish Fest: Celebrating Creativity as We Age  – a week-long series of events showcasing Creative Trust efforts May 6-12, 2013
  • Arts at Home  – a research initiative to bring creative engagement to people living in their homes.  The theme of this initiative is “The Islands of Milwaukee”
  • TimeSlips – as volunteers and for credit, UWM students facilitate creative storytelling sessions

The photograph on the header of this blog is of a production by the former Milwaukee-based company Hinterlands, which now calls Detroit their home.


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