Sparking Imaginations

Columbus Museum of Art

11% of $4,128
$3,658 of $4,128 to go
Terms and Conditions

About This Project

Words, colors, textures – little things can spark imaginations and open up a world with possibilities. Since 2012, Columbus Museum of Art has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio to develop Sparking Imaginations, the first research-based program of its kind in Columbus to offer inspiring art experiences to those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and their caregivers.

Chances are high that you or someone you know has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s in Ohio is projected to increase 25% to 230,000 by 2025. Those affected include caregivers who freely give of their time and energy to support their loved ones, even when it is stressful; Sparking Imaginations gives these caregivers and their loved ones a break from their routines.

Studies have shown that people affected with Alzheimer’s retain imagination long after other cognitive functions are gone. Through Sparking Imaginations, participants forge connections with art and each other as they actively participate in docent-led discussions and discuss a few select works of art in the galleries as they laugh and relax together.

Sparking Imaginations is available to the public for free the last Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm. Funding for the program helps CMA to provide participants with a free, take-home package that includes images of works of art that they saw during the program, along with questions the caregiver can use to continue the conversation at home. Private group tours for 10 or fewer participants are also available at a special discounted group rate.

BUDGET

Your contribution helps CMA reach our goal of $4,128 which is used for the following:

Marketing

$500

Take-home packets

$500

Ongoing docent training

$1,000

Free Museum admission for program participants for 12 months @ $8 senior admission price (based on average of 18 participants per month in 2013)

$1,728

 
p2g admin fees

 $415

 

Donor Benefits

Donors who make a contribution of $50 or more will receive a personal Thank You note from one of CMA’s Sparking Imaginations tour docents.

Donors who make a contribution of $100 or more will receive a personal Thank You note from one of CMA’s Sparking Imaginations tour docents, and have their name listed on CMA's Sparking Imaginations online brochure.

Donors who make a contribution of $250 or more will receive a personal Thank You note from one of CMA’s Sparking Imaginations tour docents, have their name listed on CMA's Sparking Imaginations online brochure, and be recognized in CMA's annual report.