Education and training

Sound Minds courses in film and music, London – from 17 May 2017

Sound Minds is offering two free short courses this spring and summer, one covering the basics of filmmaking, the other audio production for music.

A Film in 48 Hours
Wednesdays 14:00–16:00
Tutor: Paul Brewer
This course covers the basics of filmmaking on a budget, included storytelling, genres, markets, scripting, lighting, camera, editing, sound, and teamwork. If all goes to plan at the end of the course there will be an opportunity to take make one short film based on an idea from within the group.
Starts Wednesday May 17th

Safety training for creative practitioners in criminal justice – 23 June 2017

A training session run by Mike Sheath from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, for the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance. The training will be tailored to cover carrying out creative practices safely in criminal justice settings in particular, how the artists' role is different to other practitioners, and how to enable creative processes with vulnerable people to keep participants and facilitators safe. It will also cover general safeguarding in criminal justice settings, statutory frameworks and working with people who have committed sexual offences.

Introduction to therapeutic and reflective writing (online) – 24 April 2017

This eight-week online course in writing for personal and professional development provides an introduction to journal writing, life writing, biblio-poetry therapy and reflective writing. It will provide skills, techniques and resources for both personal exploration and for use with clients and groups.  Teaching will take place in a flexible, virtual classroom with peer interaction and professional feedback and guidance. The course is suitable for those wishing to experience writing for self-development, or those wishing to use it to work with others. 

MA in Socially Engaged Art, NCAD – deadline 30 April 2017

Applications are sought for a two-year, taught MA in Socially Engaged Art and Further Education, at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin for enrollment in Autumn 2017.

Two Performing Medicine workshops, London – 19 April and 9 May 2017

The two workshops are 'Moving Bodies, Moving Minds', an evening of conversation brings together experts working in psychiatry, dance and theatre; and 'Make Yourself Heard', with voice coach Barbara Houseman.

Workshops cost £10 each (£5 concessions) but are free for health professionals. To book your free place please contact Performing Medicine:

Early-stage dementia awareness training for arts organisations, London – 8 May 2017

A one-day workshop delivered by Arts 4 Dementia (A4D), and suitable for arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students, as well as organisational staff in areas focused on learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach, audience development, or visitor programmes.

Aim of the Day

Arts business support from Creative United – open for applications from 27 March 2017

The "Prosper" programme will offer 70 arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England nine months of free business support activities, including masterclasses and webinars. The ACE-funded programme opens for applications on 27 March, and is designed to improve confidence and capacity to build resilience in the sector as a whole.

A series of morning briefings have been organised around England for potential applicants to learn more about this national programme and meet the partners:

Guided Imagery and Music training, South Wales – 12-14 May 2017

A three-day seminar and workshop introduces mental health professionals to basic theory and practice of GIM. Full training will be offered later in 2017 for those who wish to continue. The training focuses on the traditional GIM method but also incorporates modifications and adapted shorter forms of Music and Imagery (MI), appropriate for work in various fields such as psychological trauma, psycho-oncology, palliative care, perinatal psychology, addictions, team-building, etc.

Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science – open deadline

A new Wellcome Trust funding scheme for researchers wishing to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.

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Two Dance for Parkinson’s workshops, Leicester – 26-27 July 2017

Dance for Parkinson’s will host an introductory training workshop and advanced training workshop as part of People Dancing's annual Summer School

The introductory workshop will be co-facilitated by Danielle Teale, People Dancing, and the Dance for Parkinson's Network UK.

The advanced training workshop will be co-facilitated with artists from English National Ballet and open to teachers who've completed the introductory course.

Early bird prices until 28 April 2017.

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