East Midlands

Evaluating Enrichment - 21 February 2014

The Arts Alliance is running a seminar focusing on evaluating and evidencing creative interventions with offenders. It will also consider how to reconcile differing theories and methods of evaluation for activities that don't conform to traditional output and outcome models. The seminar will include current debates in social science research methodology, information from the Ministry of Justice on the Justice Data Lab and contributions from the National Offender Management Services on Intermediate Outcomes.

Clay Transformations

The University of Nottingham is investigating the therapeutic effects of working with clay. It has launched a new website and is inviting contributions from those who use clay therapeutically in their work or are interested more generally in the therapeutic use of clay.

Link between choirs and wellbeing

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have found a link between choral participation and positive psychological wellbeing. An online study asked 375 people who sang in choirs, sang alone or were members of sports teams about their experience of these activities.

Music in healthcare settings symposium – 25 November 2013

A one day symposium in Derby will look into the issues involved in sustaining professional music in healthcare settings. Hosted by OPUS Music CIC, the day will bring together musicians, healthcare professionals, academics and other partners involved in the development of music (and arts) in healthcare settings practice from across the UK and beyond. The symposium is open to all with an interest in this practice (subject to capacity). A charge of £10 per delegate will be made towards the costs of running the symposium.

Wellbeing Hi-5 - Leicestershire

Arts, cultural and heritage organisations in the East Midlands are invited to submit events for the Wellbeing Hi-5, a month of events taking place this October. All events are eligible as long as they promote one or more of the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Giving, Taking Notice, Connecting, Being Active, Learning). This year Wellbeing Hi-5 is specifically looking at how taking part in arts, culture and heritage activities can promote Healthy Lifestyles.

Artistic Director and Development Manager posts, Foundation for Community Dance, East Midlands – deadline 10 June 2013

With the departure of Ken Bartlett as Creative Director after 18 years, the Foundation for Community Dance is looking for an exceptional individual the lead the organisation’s creative projects and programmes, and be a passionate advocate for community dance nationally and internationally.

Public Art Commission: Ashgate Medical Practice, Chesterfield, Beam – deadline 14 May 2013

This public art commission offers an opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to work with the local community, centre staff and key stakeholders to develop artwork through a programme of creative engagement. The artist(s) are also required to design, develop and deliver permanent public artwork(s) informed by the community engagement undertaken. It is envisaged that following the approval of concept design, a Creative Exchange Session will be arranged to provide an opportunity for the artist to engage with staff, patients and the local community.

Arts Alliance Research, North East, Central and South West

Northumbria and Bath Spa Universities have been commissioned by the Arts Alliance to carry out a series of case studies investigating the impact that arts practice in the criminal justice system might have on adults and young people desisting from crime. The research will primarily take place in the North East, Central and South West areas of England.

Arts in Prisons; Music in Detention, De Montfort University, Leicester – 28 February 2013

Facilitated by Jacqui Norton (DMU) and Rose Parkes (DMU), this year's Arts in Prison event will focus on music workshops that take place in immigration detention centres. John Speyer, Director of Music in Detention will explain how music workshops are run with immigration detainees highlighting both the difficulties and benefits associated with this type of work.

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Script Writer Director/Researcher, Surtal Arts, East Midlands – deadline 28 February 2013

Script Writer Director/Researcher required for Asian Bilingual Health Drama. 

Surtal Arts is looking for a script writer/researcher with experience of working with people with mental health issues and who is able to create a conducive environment and facilitate sessions which will encourage people in the community to share their life stories and contribute towards a bilingual drama (Panjabi/Urdu and English).

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