The SPARK! Alliance

In 2009, Racine Art Museum was chosen to be one of the founding 10 institutions chosen by the Helen Bader Foundation to establish a program to collaborate and to cross-connect policies and procedures. The SPARK! Alliance is a foundation of museums and cultural centers committed to the inception, development, facilitation, and sustainability of cultural programs for families dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss.

The SPARK! Alliance has continued to develop and grow through collaborative trainings and program development. The Alliance now consists of over 15 museums and cultural organizations situated regionally in Wisconsin and Minnesota. By hosting an annual engagement training and conference, the Alliance works together to continuously cultivate, strengthen, and multiply programs centered on the art of memory loss engagement. This unique implementation model can be easily adjusted and tailored to organizations of all sizes and designs throughout multiple districts.

For more information about the SPARK! Alliance and the annual engagement training conference, please contact RAM Curator of Education Tricia Blasko at 262.636.9573.