Intergenerational Programs

SilverKite Community Arts™ specializes in designing and facilitating research-based site specific intergenerational arts programs. 

We partner with schools, senior living communities, arts organizations, faith communities, libraries, parks and recreation departments, and other organizations to create an intergenerational experience that matches your budget, community, and interests. 

With over 25+ years of award-winning intergenerational program experience and research, SilverKite knows what works and can help create a meaningful, lasting cross-generational experience for your community or organization.

 

Our successful intergenerational program models have included:

  • Collaborative Intergenerational Service Projects

  • Oral History-Based Writing, Visual Art, and Performance Projects

  • Curriculum-based learning opportunities

  • After school arts classes

  • Dementia Inclusive programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • Zoom-based arts workshops and conversations

  • Letter writing programs

How does it work?

  • A community, school, or other organization gets in touch with SilverKite to get a program started.  These can be in-person, hybrid, or online programs.

  • A SilverKite staff member visits your community to learn more about your goals for the program, your budget, and your community

  • Based on this preliminary conversation, SilverKite sketches out an intergenerational program model with a budget.

  • SilverKite discusses the model with you and makes changes if necessary.

  • SilverKite identifies a local community partner to work with on the project, contacts the partner, and works with both partners to tweak the project, if necessary.

  • SilverKite works with both partners to schedule the program and help with logistics (transportation, etc)

  • A SilverKite staff member facilitates the program and works with the partners to explore how the program can continue after SilverKite's involvement.

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How much does it cost?

SilverKite's Intergenerational programs start at $1250.  The cost of a program is sometimes split between community partners, is absorbed by one partner, or can be funded by an outside organization.  SilverKite will work with you to help finding funding for the project.

How do we get started?

Get in touch with us and we'll set up a time to talk.  We look forward to hearing from you!