An Arts and Creativity Development Worker is sought to develop creative arts, programming and practice throughout Jewish Care’s 12 residential care homes in order to enhance the health and wellbeing of the residents.
The Second International Congress on Education and Accessibility will examine the ways in which museums can address issues of social inclusion – particularly around health and therapeutic interventions. The congress will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and the call for papers is out now.
The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry is inviting submissions of a 4000 word essay about an arts-based project that contributes to a greater understanding of mental health/illness. The winning essay will receive a £300 prize and will be considered for inclusion in a special publication produced by the Association.
Collective Arts is running a study on visual imagery, perception and wellbeing and is seeking 70 healthy adult participants. The research is based out of the University of East London under researcher Julia Ruppert and supervised by Dr. Itai Ivtzan. The intervention takes approximately 1 hour to complete (via Skype or in person) and is suitable for both individuals and organisations.
The 10th International Design and Health Awards are inviting entries. Including an award for the Best Use of Art in the Patient Environment, the awards recognise excellence in research and practice from around the world. Awards will be unveiled at the World Congress in July in Toronto.
Tamalpa UK is now accepting registrations for its forthcoming Level 1 training programme in movement based expressive arts. The programme starts on the 10th April 2014, deadline for applications is the 7th March 2014. The programme combines movement, visual art, and creative writing to develop creative expression and deepen physical, emotional and mental awareness.
‘Tight Modern happens every two years. It’s a touring miniature replica of London’s iconic Tate Modern Gallery and showcases 60 marginalised artists in what we believe is the world’s smallest temporary gallery.
The Royal College of Music is arranging opportunities for student musicians to perform in healthcare and other settings. Through the College’s professional development programme, a wide range of soloists and ensembles are available and bookings are individually tailored to suit requirements. A high emphasis is placed on the musicians’ presentation, professionalism and appropriate programming.
Birmingham Royal Ballet is hosting a two day certificated weekend intensive course for dancers, activity leaders and other practitioners who want to gain skills, knowledge and experience in leading dance activities with older people.
The Royal Society for Public Health has launched a new training programme in arts and health as part of its Training Solutions programmes and courses. New Horizons is coordinated by Dr Paul M Camic, FRSPH and Professor of Psychology & Public Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, who has worked with Dr Heather Davison of RSPH to develop the programme.
The Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the study and understanding of infant movement and its role in psychological development. Infant Movement Development and Embodied Anatomy - an Introduction sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Dates 2 March, 7, 8 June, 2014. Cost: £90 for each session.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has launched a £6m small grants programme to enable communities to mark the centenary of the first world war.