Artists

Final countdown to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021

The final countdown has begun to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021, our annual celebration of the ground-breaking work happening around the country in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. It’s not too late to enter your own event. Discover our resources here.

Art Therapy Practice Research Network Symposium – 4 June 2021

This symposium, hosted by the British Association of Art Therapists, will include presentations on the best coproduction approach in different areas of art therapy practice and research. Art therapy and coproduction have much to offer each other. Coproduction strengthens art therapy theory and art therapy gives voice and inclusion to those verbally challenged by developmental, cognitive or traumatic barriers.

Workshop commission for Royal College of Psychiatrists' ArtSIG – deadline 26 April 2021

Arts in Health Hub is working in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Arts Special Interest Group (ArtSIG) to commission two artists to deliver virtual workshops to psychiatrists who have a particular interest in how the arts can play a role in health and wellbeing. Potential workshops could cover themes of relaxing creative activities, stimulating and reflective exercises on psychiatry, and the patient/psychiatric relationship and dynamic.

April Artist Peer Group – 26 April 2021

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. It runs free monthly peer groups to discuss and further individual's artistic practice.

The virtual artist peer group provides an opportunity to hear from two artists about their practice. The peer groups provide the space for artists to share active ideas, projects and challenges, with support from audience participants.

The first artist in April’s group is Frank Reed

Join London Arts and Health’s Digital Sandpit

We are excited to launch a Digital Sandpit to give members the opportunity to learn about best practice, host practice sessions, and reflect and share learnings.

The group is free to join, and is a private space where members can chat, share practice, ask questions and help each other.

There are three main ways to engage with the Digital Sandpit:

Participants needed for Covid-19 pottery study

Participants are needed for research into the development of pottery skills in Great Britain during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study, led by first year Archaeology DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford Cathy O’Brien, will examine potters' experiences of working from home with limited access to studios or materials amid the pressures of lockdown. It will also look at the impact of learning through media, such as online video content, social media, and books, alters skill development and how that may impact more traditional educational structures.

Call for participants to develop course for utilising music in dementia care

The Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research at Anglia Ruskin University is asking for participants for a study aimed at developing an intensive training course for qualified music therapists, musicians and other healthcare professionals who wish to pursue an advanced level of knowledge and skills of utilising music in dementia care.

To help develop the course a series of focus groups will be conducted in May 2021 to identify core components and elements to be incorporated in the training.

Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance announce 2021 Awards shortlist

The Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) has published the shortlist for its 2021 Awards.

The CHWA said the applications told stories of the sector’s tenacious creativity, care, and collaborative spirit in response to the individual, local and global challenges.

The Awards take place on 23 April 2021.

The shortlist:

Collective Power in partnership with Ideas Alliance and The Lived Experience Network (The LENs)

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance – 19 May 2021

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance aims to harness the positive effects that the arts have on health and wellbeing and create a space where impactful local projects and partnerships can be launched. The alliance meets every two months and welcomes anyone in Ealing working in the arts and health sectors or with children and young people. Social prescribing is the theme for May’s meeting.

Participants are asked to fill out a short expression of interest form in advance of the meeting.

WCC artist call outs – deadlines 5 and 9 April 2021

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Public Health is looking for artists or an arts organisation to deliver two separate commissions.

The first project involves producing an innovative piece of work that will encourage the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations, particularly focusing on communities who are engaging less with the vaccination programme (deadline 5 April 2021).

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