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Cultural Heritage for Mental Health – 29 and 30 November 2018

An international conference exploring different interventions utilising cultural heritage aimed at improving the wellbeing and health of people.

The conference will focus specifically on interventions which are recovery focused and targeted at the most vulnerable.

https://faro.be/kalender/participation-cultural-heritage-mental-health-recovery-international-conference

Call for abstracts

Participation in cultural heritage for mental health recovery - deadline 15 February 2018

This international conference in Ghent, Belgium is seeking contributions exploring uses of cultural heritage in mental health.

The conference on 29th and 30th November 2018 at Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent will feature a keynote presentation by Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences & Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture.

PhD scholarship: singing and mental health – deadline 10 February 2018

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick is offering a PhD scholarship focusing on singing, mental health & health promotion.

The scholarship will cover PhD research fees for 1 year dependent on the successful applicant being accepted for a PhD by the Postgraduate Research Committee of the University of Limerick.

The candidate is expected to:

a) Administer a study on choral singing and mental health within the HSE Health Promotion directorate in 2018

The Art of Clowning – Connecting Culture, Health and Science – 4-6 April 2018

RED NOSES Clowndoctors International is hosting a Healthcare Clowning International Meeting to bring together professionals, including leading researchers, medical professionals and artists

“The Art of Clowning – Connecting Culture, Health and Science” aims to create interdisciplinary synergies that maximise the benefits of healthcare clowning and its applications to support the wellbeing and resilience of individuals facing difficult life situations.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 November.

www.hcim2018.com

Professor of Practice in Health and Wellbeing Architecture, Finland – deadline 20 November 2017

A full-time Professorship is offered for a three-year period (from Spring 2018 or as agreed) for a highly-respected professional in the field, to run and develop research projects with Aalto University.

Irish Research Council and Arts Council partner to encourage collaboration between arts and academic communities

The Irish Research Council and Arts Council have announced a new strategic partnership to encourage greater collaboration between academics and the arts.

The collaboration will see the two agencies working together over the next three years.

Commenting on the partnership, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council, said: "The Irish Research Council is committed to supporting research across all disciplines. Half of the 280 awards we announced recently under the Government of Ireland programmes are in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines."

International Conference of Arts and Health, Amsterdam – 7-9 May 2018

The Art Education Committee/Chinese Adult Education Association and Creative Arts in Education and Therapy journal are holding their first International Conference of Arts and Health (ICAH), bringing together experts and leaders from both China and Europe for a dialogue over the arts and health in modern society from different perspectives: Eastern and Western, Art and Science.

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Creative Industries Federation criticizes lack of detail over Brexit

The CIF has joined criticisms of the Prime Minister’s conference speech for failing to provide the detail to reassure British businesses “that the government has a grip on the Brexit process”. The Federation also highlights the creative industries’ concern at the “consistent failure to prioritise the education and skills needs of the sector” and the two main parties failure to address the need to retain and attract international artists after Brexit.

Sensing Movement: A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium, Dublin – 28 July 2017

This one-day symposium will focus on connection, community and sustainable dance and health practice, supporting health practitioners, movers, teachers, students and those searching to connect in new ways through the moving body.

RUA RED,

South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Road

Dublin 24 Tallaght, Ireland

 

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Artists' expressions of interest, Children's Hospital Group, Dublin – deadline 19 July 2017

The Children’s Hospital Group (CHG) invites expressions of interest from experienced artists to enter into a phase of Research and Development between August and October 2017 leading to proposals for a range of ambitious artworks that will be integrated into the new children’s hospital public realm spaces and its Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres.

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