Workshops and seminars

New Writing South Taster Workshops, Brighton – from 17 November

Finding creative work in new settings. Four taster sessions are available to help artists from all disciplines develop their skills and to take the initiative in creating projects and working in partnership. Participants will benefit from specialist knowledge from experts, and can decide whether to access a longer training programme to be offered at a later date.

Thursday 17 Nov -Working with Intergenerational groups: children and young people working with groups of elders

Thursday 26 Jan 2012-Working with prisoners and ex-offenders

An Insider Guide to Working With Volunteers, Praxis Arts and Health, Birmingham – 14 November

Praxis’ series of Insider Guide events continues with An Insider Guide to Working with Volunteers, in partnership with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

Volunteers are becoming an increasingly important resource in a range of arts and health work. Presentations and case studies will explore some of the issues of working with volunteers including:

  * Recruiting volunteers

  * Keeping volunteers motivated

  * The different roles volunteers can play in your work

  * Balancing the needs of volunteers and participants

Accreditation and the Arts , Half Day Seminar, Artswork , Birmingham – 9 November

Understanding the QCF, units and qualifications.  The seminar aims to broaden understanding of accreditation. It will look at the current context for accredited provision within England and will aim to demystify the mass of terminology that surrounds accredited training.

Artswork hopes that this seminar will be useful to anyone delivering arts projects, programmes, courses and workshops who are keen to investigate the benefits and challenges of accreditation and to get an insight into how their services might benefit.

Voyage of Discovery: 15 Years of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland – 11 November

A symposium showing the breadth of clinical practice within the charity and celebrating 15 years of work in Scotland.

There will be a varied programme of presentations, case studies and practical workshops, intended to appeal to all those who have an interest in music therapy.

Arts & Dementia Showcase & Interactive Workshop , Liverpool – 1 November

The National Institute for Creative Ageing (NICA) is presenting a day-long introduction to the role the creative arts can play in improving quality of life for people living with dementia.

The day will be an introduction to learning about the dramatic impact the arts can have on people living with dementia, through a series of workshops introduced by creative arts practitioners.

The Anatomy Season

A series of conversations, performances and workshops inspired by the theme of anatomy featuring artists, anatomists, medics and thinkers. The Season will take place across London in venues including Sadler’s Wells, Wellcome Collection, Hunterian Museum and Whitechapel Gallery.

How does the way that bodies are represented in medical culture affect our ways of thinking about them? How does the way anatomy is taught influence doctors attitudes towards their patients? What do artists know about anatomy? Is seeing believing?

The Therapeutic Use of Embodied Experiences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

A series of four intensive professional development workshop weekends offering perspectives from Dance Movement Psychotherapy.

These intensive weekends aim to:

   * Introduce selected aspects of the discipline of dance movement psychotherapy

   * Support the development of awareness of relational and personal issues in non-verbal communication

   * Offer embodied knowledge of therapeutic practices with children and adults with diverse abilities to professionals from diverse backgrounds

New seminar series from Audiences London - various

Aimed at anyone working in the arts and heritage sector, a series of practical sessions which aim to help participants understand and connect with their audiences.

Introduction to Project Evaluation – 29 September 2011

The Who, What, How of Audience Development – 18 October 2011

Introduction to Cultural Tourism – 9 November 2011

De-mystifying Research – five ways to get to know your audiences better – 9 February 2012

Connecting with Local Communities – 28 February 2012

Practical Marketing Planning – 20 March 2012

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