Danceworks IMAP

Intergenerational Multi-Arts Program (IMAP) brings together students from Milwaukee schools and older adults from assisted living and adult day programs. The focus is to build community between intergenerational groups through the creative arts.

The IMAP curriculum approaches intergenerational relationship-building from the theory that communities that share traditions and communicate through positive creative expression will be stronger and more connected.


  • Engages students during the school day
  • Improves students’ attitudes toward older adults, and increases their knowledge of older generations
  • Improves older adults’ attitudes towards their own aging

Watch here to learn more about the history, mission and impact of IMAP.


View the 2013-14
IMAP Program Report


Watch videos from past IMAP Celebrations:
Wants and Needs: A Poem Remix
The Golden Rule
Danceworks Performance Company

2013-14 IMAP Schools: Bruce Gaudalupe Community School, Grantosa Drive School, MacDowell Montessori School, Maryland Avenue Montessori School. Ralph Waldo Emerson School, Vieau School

2013-14 IMAP Elder Care Facilities: Hart Park Square, Luther Manor Adult Day Center, Luther Manor Courtyards, St. John’s on the Lake, United Community Center’s Latino Geriatric Center, United Community Center’s Senior Center

Danceworks IMAP is generously funded by:

Helen Bader Foundation
Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation — Mary L. Nohl Fund
Deborah and Joe Gonzalez

Questions about IMAP? Contact Rachel Payden, Outreach Director, at 414.277.8480 x6012, or via email.

Get Connected! For information about IMAP sponsorship, please contact Elyse Cohn, Danceworks Director of Development & Marketing at 414.277.8480 x6014 or via email.

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