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Creating a New Old: conference on arts, culture and creative ageing, Dublin – 8-10 May

The conference will bring together specialists in health, culture, arts, science, education, gerontology, social policy and tourism. It will showcase international best practice, innovation and opportunities relating to ageing from the arts and culture sectors.

The core themes of the conference are:
  * The potential for creative activity to maximise the ability of all individuals to maintain dignity and independent living throughout older age
  * How to harness the creative powers of older people to make a positive contribution to society

New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched artsandhealth.ie, the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

International comparisons of public engagement in culture and sport

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has published a report written by Orian Brook which uses Eurobarometer, Eurostat and other data to compare Great Britain with other European countries in relation to public engagement in sport and culture.

Marmot Review European Consultation – deadline 25 November

The European Office of the WHO has commissioned a European Review on the Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide.

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings, Ireland – deadline 7 November

The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings is the first accredited course in Arts and Health in Ireland. The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the key theories that inform teaching and learning in adulthood; to provide them with the knowledge and skills to work creatively with groups; to give them the capacity to critically reflect on their practice in the field of arts and health; and to give them an understanding of what ‘arts and health’ is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical.

New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched artsandhealth.ie , the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

The website has been developed by Create and WHAT and was initiated and funded by the Irish Arts Council, as part of its new Arts and Health Policy and Strategy published at the end of 2010.

New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched artsandhealth.ie , the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched artsandhealth.ie , the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

Funding deadlines for EU Culture Programme – 1 October and 15 November

Two new funding strands under the European Commission’s Culture Programme are now open for applications: ‘Support to European Cultural Festivals’ and ‘Cooperation Projects between organisations involved in cultural policy analysis’. The Culture Programme aims to support the development of cooperation activities among cultural operators from eligible countries, with a view to encouraging European citizenship. The closing date for applications to the festivals strand is 15 November, and for Cooperation projects, 1 October.

Individual music therapy for depression: randomised controlled trial

A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reports that researchers in Finland have found that music therapy can be used to improve treatment of depression, at least in the short-term.

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