Workshops and seminars

Museum Collections on Prescription: Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity – 15- 29 April 2021

The National Gallery is hosting three free webinars around health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the arts in the context of arts and heritage collections. The sessions are organised by three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’.

The webinars take place as follows:

Ethical Dilemmas in Arts and Mental Health practice – 29 March 2021

The UK March Network and the ATTUNE Consortium are hosting an online seminar to explore ethical issues in arts and mental health projects, with international research and practice. Three presentation sessions will explore ethical dilemmas in research and practice under the themes: Consent, Confidentiality and Power; Redefining Concepts of Care through Arts, and Risk and Responsibility for Adverse Effects.

How to write funding applications – 16 & 30 April 2021

Arts & Health Hub founder and director Daniel Regan will be demystifying the artist funding application process in this two-part virtual workshop series. The workshops will include guidance on understanding the difference between certain types of grants, how to clearly and concisely describe your work and what the funding will help you to achieve.

Find out more about the workshops

 

These are the hands: writing for doctors and health professionals – 4-6 May 2021

This series of three online evening workshops will introduce expressive and creative writing as a pleasurable escape and a means of relieving stress, building resilience and making sense of challenging experiences in a closed supportive group.

Create to Connect – ongoing

Create to Connect is a series of free online arts workshop from City Arts, for people aged 55+. Everyone is welcome, particularly those who are shielding at home or missing contact with others.

Through creativity, the project will promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Sessions will teach new skills, provide support to access nature and help participants to keep physically and mentally active.

Search Create to Connect’s What's On programme for information and online booking for tickets

 

Arts 4 Dementia: MCI and Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training – 22 March 2021

This interactive awareness training workshop is designed to give link workers, social prescribers and community connectors insight into the challenges people face at the onset of mild cognitive impairment, and as the early stages of dementia set in. It will increase skills and confidence in communicating and highlight how arts programmes can help re-energise and inspire them to preserve identity and stay connected in the community.

Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing – 19 April 2021

This virtual symposium will explore how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape. The event is organised as part of a research project Dance for Health: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies Project, funded by the University of Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, led by researchers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Exeter and Dance in Devon.

Tools for Workplace Inclusion webinar – 2 March 2021

Rebuilding Heritage has partnered with Disability Collaborative Network and EMBED to explore the practicalities of inclusive working. As we start to think about an end to lockdowns and a return to more normal working practices it is important that we recognise this transition point as an opportunity for change and make use of it to review and improve the way we work. This session will outline employers’ legal responsibilities and demonstrate how small and medium sized organisations and businesses can implement the Passport scheme.

Dissecting images: medicine and the photographic body – 24 March to 28 April 2021

How are our experiences of illness shaped by visual representations? How is health culturally and ethically inscribed in images? Join Liz Orton and Sukey Parnell Johnson in exploring photographic treatments of the body, a six-week online course about health, illness and its representations.

Read Write Express – Writing for Wellbeing and Self Awareness – 20 February & 20 March 2021

Read Write Express run workshops for adults who wish to explore writing as a means of improving wellbeing, gaining confidence and moving forward with life. The workshops provide a nurturing and supportive space to experience different writing and other fun, releasing and relaxing exercises to help participants stimulate their creativity and encourage self-awareness.

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