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A new organisation for music education

NAME and the Federation of Music Services (FMS) have announced that they have created The UK Association for Music Education - Music Mark, a single organisation to promote a joined-up approach across all sectors of music education. The organisation was officially launched on 19 March 2013.

National Endowment for the Arts Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development reports and webinars

This American “Task Force” has been established to encourage more and better research on how the arts can help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. Task force members represent several aspects of federal government, including the U.S.

Ageing better by design, Design Council

Talks from two Design Forums looking at how design can respond to the needs of an ageing population.

Public health services non mandatory contracts and guidance

This non-mandatory contract is designed for use by local authorities in commissioning services to meet their new public health functions.

New Podcast: Comics & Medicine in the Mainstream

Two presentations from the Comics & Medicine conference which took place in Toronto in 2012 are now available as podcasts. Three speakers in two presentations address medically-relevant themes as they have appeared in mainstream media comics.

ixia's 2012 Public Art events papers and recordings

Recordings from ixia’s Public Art and Self-Organisation events and papers from its Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the NPPF events are now available online.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich arts directory

This new directory aims to be a valuable resource, providing information on local arts groups, organisations and artists who are based in the Borough.

Resident organisations and artists are invited to add their details to the directory.

Clive Parkinson’s keynote address from Australian arts and health conference

Arts for Health in Manchester’s Clive Parkinson gave the keynote address at the recent Australian conference The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing.

OAK: Online Arts DocK: new creative website for teenagers living with health conditions

OAK, the Online Arts DocK is a private web-space where teenagers living with health conditions can interact, share stories, artwork, films and music, and develop online arts projects in a safe and secure environment.

Public health commissioning in the NHS from 2013

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) and the Department of Health have published their detailed agreement showing how the NHS CB will drive improvements in the health of England’s population through its commissioning of certain public health services.

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