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Exploring the use of drama and theatre and dementia

A researcher from the University of Northampton is undertaking a piece of research to explore the ways that drama or theatre are being used in the area of dementia, to gain an understanding of the breadth of work and who this work is aimed at. Artists and arts organisations are invited to take part in this research through a short online questionnaire.


 

One Dance UK, Young Creatives, applications open - 15 April 2019

Young Creatives provides young people with a platform to develop their choreographic skills and ideas and the space to be daring and brave through the creation of their own work. Young Creatives helps young people discover and explore the possibilities that creating their own dance can bring.

Baring Foundation call for case studies, arts and mental health – deadline 1 April 2019

From 2020, the Baring Foundation will change the theme for its arts funding from arts and older people to arts and mental health. This year the Foundation wants to explore the state of the field throughout the UK, and next January will publish a scoping / mapping study to launch its new programme (drawing on the model of 2009's Ageing Artfully).

Join the Global Crane dance – deadline 1 March 2019

Dance for Parkinson's communities are invited to be part of an international collaboration called the PD Crane Dance Project, in association with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD Program. 

Call for proposals, Broken Puppet 3 International Symposium – deadline 1 February 2019

The Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) at Newman University Birmingham in collaboration with the UNIMA Research Commission and the UNIMA Commission for Education, Development and Therapy are hosting a 2-day symposium exploring ways of training professional performers and health practitioners in approaches, techniques and embodied empathic relationships between performers, puppets, healthcare professionals and audiences.

When: 17th -18th April 2019

Where: Newman University Birmingham, England.

DYSPLA Storymakers residency – deadline 16 December 2018

The Storymakers Residency is a year-long (part-time) flexible writing programme funded by the Arts Council England. It is specifically designed to support and develop UK-based neurodivergent artists/storymakers to create and develop their own film/stage script.

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Call for papers, creative writing for wellbeing – deadline 30 December 2018

Creative Bridges International is a weekend conference to explore and showcase research and practice in the field of words for wellbeing and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). The conference will take place at Engineers House in Bristol, UK on July 13th/14th 2019. The Call for Papers is currently open for submissions until December 30th 2018.

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Call for unheard cancer stories

Fruit Fly Collective (a small arts and health organisation) have teamed up with Macmillan to create a series of magazines to support those people who feel alone after their cancer diagnosis.

"We want to fill the magazines with beautiful artwork based on real stories from people who have experienced cancer, and who are from diverse backgrounds and cultures."

Researcher seeking dementia carers for London study

Researcher Mah Rana at Birkbeck College, London is looking for dementia carers to take part in a ‘crafting together’ study. Participation will involve 3-4 hours over two non-consecutive days between now and the end of 2019.

Sign up to 64 Million Artists' January Challenge

Each day in January 64 Million Artists will send out a short creative challenge which takes 5 or 10 minutes to complete. Last year 7,500 people signed up. "This is time to do, think and share independently and as part of a growing network of creative Challengers."

See images from last year's January Challenge

Sign up here

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