LAHF Newsletter – 12 December 2018

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Seasons Greetings from us all at London Arts in Health Forum

This is the last LAHF newsletter of 2018. We look forward to being in touch with you again in 2019. In the meantime, do start booking in your events for Creativity & Wellbeing Week in June 2019 - and have a wonderful holiday. 

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Call for devolution of lottery spending controls

The movement for cultural democracy has called for a restructuring of the distribution of money raised through the national lottery to better reflect where the money is spent by players.


ONS report reveals breadth of loneliness in young people

The Health Foundation has expressed concern about the Office of National Statistics' new figures concerning loneliness amongst young people. The Foundation says that "loneliness is a key risk factor for the future health of young people". The ONS report based on data from 2016 and 2017 has revealed that younger adults (aged 16-24) reported more loneliness than older adults.

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People Power Practice, Peterborough – 17 January 2019

Creative People and Places are hosting a one-day symposium for cultural leaders wanting to develop a more inclusive approach.

Cultures of Health and Wellbeing conference, Newcastle – 21-22 March 2019

The first annual conference of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be held at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and will focus on culture and practice. The Alliance is seeking proposals for provocations and short films. 

Living with dementias: Enhancing lives – 4 April 2019

This one-day conference is supported by Created Out of Mind and the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, as part of the RSPH continuing educational programme on arts and health.

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Jobs and Commissions

Genesis Young Curator – deadline 17 December 2018

This year-long post responds to the acute of representation in the visual arts in the UK of young talented curators from diverse backgrounds. 

Administration and Projects Manager, Outside Edge – deadline 11 January 2019

Outside Edge Theatre Company is a Parsons Green-based participatory arts charity focused on working with those in recovery from addiction.


Arts Trustee, Music In Detention

Music In Detention works across the UK’s immigration detention centres with artists and musicians, who lead workshops, residencies and concerts, co-creating and recording tracks with detainees.


Social Movements for Health – deadline 21 December 2018

NESTA has launched a new fund to support support up to seven emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care.

Inspiring London through Culture grants – deadline 11 January 2019

Applications for grants of up to £10,000 are currently being invited for cultural projects, through this City of London Corporation programme. 

Tampon Tax fund – deadline 20 January 2019

Charities working with vulnerable women can now bid for grants of £1m or more from the latest round of the government’s Tampon Tax Fund.


DYSPLA Storymakers residency – deadline 16 December 2018

This year-long (part-time) flexible writing programme is designed to support and develop UK-based neurodivergent artists/storymakers to create and develop their own film/stage script.

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People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

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