North West

Submit an abstract to the World Health Congress – deadline 29 October 2018

Two key themes for the 2019 World Health Congress in Manchester will be arts and health, and social change. Submissions are particularly encouraged from projects that address health inequalities through cultural participation and civic action.

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Activating Communities for Health: London, Warrington and Cardiff – 4, 9 & 23 October 2018

Spice is hosting three events to explore community participation and resilience in the voluntary sector, in relation to public health strategies to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

4 October, Activating Communities for Health (London), 5.30-8pm

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Engage 2018: A Social Prescription, Manchester – 13-14 November 2018

This year’s Engage conference focuses on collaborations between the arts, health and education and is hosted by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, a centre for excellence in arts and health.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

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Social Prescribing Conference

The first International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference will take place at the University of Salford on 14 June 2018.

This inaugural conference aims to bring this research community together in one place for the first time in order to identify priority research areas and develop the evidence base with a common research framework that can look at the efficacy of non-clinical community interventions.

Music in Healthcare Conference – 4 June 2018

The second National Alliance for Musicians in Healthcare Conference will take place at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

Co-hosted by Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and Cascade Music CIC, Rhythmix and Opus Music CIC, speakers on the day will include Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tickets from £11

Marketing and Communications Director – deadline 5 February 2018

Manchester’s SICK! Festival is seeking a new Marketing and Communications Director to lead all areas of marketing, communications and audience development, creating and developing strategy as well as ensuring successful delivery.

Full time - £35,000 per annum

Creative Ageing – 13 February 2018

This full day seminar in Liverpool will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for older people.

The seminar aspires to ensure participants understand the essential components of developing and delivering successful creative projects with older people along with the challenges of delivering high-quality creative ageing projects.

£70 – Individual Freelancer

£100 – Representing charity/non profit

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, More Music, Lancs – deadline 19 October 2017

More Music is looking for a leader with a proven track record to maintain its position as a leading charitable organisation in community music and education.

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"Under Glass": Salford, Brighton, London, Cardiff – 18 October-25 November 2017

This new Clod Ensemble series of conversations, lectures and workshops will explore specimens and the clinical gaze, and features artists, healthcare experts and thinkers. Highlights include a lecture from globally renowned philosopher and author Havi Carel exploring the experience of illness and receiving healthcare; a behind the scenes tour and workshop inspired Wellcome Collection and Science museum stores; a performance from multi-award winning New York based artist, performer and writer Peggy Shaw; and life drawing workshops in collaboration with dancers and physiotherapists.


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