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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

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Storytelling for Health call for contributions – deadline 18 November 2018

The second Storytelling for Health International Conference is now open for bookings, and is seeking contributions on the theme of patient stories. The conference will take place on 27-29 June 2019 in Cardiff and Swansea.

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Submit an abstract to the World Health Congress – deadline 29 October 2018

Two key themes for the 2019 World Health Congress in Manchester will be arts and health, and social change. Submissions are particularly encouraged from projects that address health inequalities through cultural participation and civic action.

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Call for image/video bank for Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

If you have high-quality, high-resolution images, photographs or videos that reflect the impact of creativity and culture on health and wellbeing, we would love to hear from you. We would like to share these images on the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website and bulletin, in our marketing materials, and for press/PR. All materials will be fully credited.

A Manifesto for Culture, Health & Wellbeing – call for contributions

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is developing a new Manifesto for Culture, Health and Wellbeing, which will address this question:

What do we want the intersection of Culture, Health and Wellbeing to achieve in society?

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