New EU report on using the arts to promote intercultural dialogue

A new EU report (attached) based on a cross-European project and published in memory of MP Jo Cox advocates for museum and exhibition projects dedicated to migration as a means of empowering refugees. The report affirms culture as “a powerful means of promoting openness to others, sharing emotions and happiness.”

Only Poland and the UK failed to contribute to the report.

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Attachment and the Arts conference – 6 October 2017

This British Association of Arts Therapists conference will explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory. The questions are: ‘What is the value of art in building close, trusting relationships?’; ‘What are the implications for art therapy practice and research?’

Friday 6th of October 2017, 10am to 16:30pm

Location: Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS


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App designer and app developer, City Arts, Nottingham – deadline 5 June 2017

City Arts is seeking two part-time digital experts, who will work collaboratively with each other and with the Armchair Gallery Managers on a project to support people aged over 65 living with dementia.

The deadline is 9am on 5 June.

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Contemporary Painting: In Good Health, at Paintings in Hospitals – 13-17 June 2017

A new exhibition for Creativity and Wellbeing Week, at Paintings in Hospitals' Menier Gallery headquarters, bringing together artworks from PiH's unique collection with those by members of artist-led organisation Contemporary British Painting.

Featured artists include: Basil Beattie, Ian Davenport, Mary Webb, Carol Rhodes, Cathy Lomax, Pen Dalton, Matthew Krishanu and Mandy Payne. The exhibition will be hosted at the Menier Gallery during Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017 (13-17 June).

Creative Befrienders, Westminster Arts Resonate programme – deadline 8 June 2017

Westminster Arts’ Resonate programme is looking for volunteer artists of any discipline (visual art, music, drama, creative writing etc.) who wish to explore their art with people living with dementia.

Artists will provide support through

  • one-to-one creative sessions in people’s own homes
  • accompanying people to arts events
  • supporting people within Resonate arts projects
  • accompanying people to visit galleries, concerts, shows etc

Deadline Thursday 8June for training day Saturday 10 June 2017

Early-stage dementia awareness training – 29 June 2017

This early-stage dementia awareness session from Arts 4 Dementia is suitable for all artists and facilitators looking to deliver events for people with dementia and their carers.

The session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D), and is suitable for all artists and facilitators looking to deliver events for people with dementia and their carers.

29 June, Garden Museum London

Art commission, Sheffield Children’s Hospital – deadline 2 June 2017

Artfelt is looking for artists for the new Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Applications are welcomed from individuals, studios, companies or collaborations with a good understanding of space, large scale graphics and surface finishes.

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RSPH photographic art award – deadline 6 August 2017

The RSPH "flash points" competition is seeking submissions that highlight health and wellbeing in the UK across the life course. Submissions should be "thought-provoking snapshots of lives from as diverse a range of demographics as this country is home to".

Submissions are invited in the following six categories:

Submissions invited for two commissions, Limerick – deadline 21 June 2017

Submissions are invited for two new commissions of artwork as part of a percent-for-art scheme to enhance the care environment for all visitors and users of the new Emergency Department, and the new renal dialysis unit, both at University Hospital Limerick.

"We would like to promote a welcoming, calm, cheerful, caring, healing and embracing environment with elements that are recognisable and comforting and duly appropriate to the nature of the building and the locality."

Arts and culture organisations push parties ahead of General Election

A number of arts and culture organisations – including the Museums Association, One Dance UK, the Creative Industries Federation, and the Cultural Learning Alliance – have issued manifestos ahead of the general election. The Creative Industries Federation is also hosting a series of events at which leading figures from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party will speak about their party’s approach to the arts and creative industries and take part in a Q&A session.


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