Scotland

What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

The Role of Culture in the Health & Wellbeing of Young People – 9 June 2021

Following on from their event on older people, this Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland event will discuss the role of arts and culture in the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Bringing together a range of arts and health practitioners, the event will discuss the impact and issues but also look forward at the role of arts in recovering and reshaping the future.

With Age, Art and Life Become One – 19 May 2021

The removal of much appreciated activities, human contact and services during Covid-19 has taken its toll physically, mentally and spiritually on our older population. How have arts and culture interventions made a difference during these difficult days, what challenges have been faced, and how can the lessons learned help shape the recovery and renewal of services for the future?

Bridging the gap between Arts and Play for Health and Wellbeing in Research, Policy and Practice – 15-19 February 2021

This conference aims to address the gap between the arts and play and health and wellbeing fields, encouraging shared learning and asking critical questions that will support a move forward in arts and play with new-found insight. The organisers plan to take a hybrid approach to the conference, with one on-site day at the University of Edinburgh on 16 February and the remainder of the presentations spread across the week online.

Find out further information here

 

Arts Play Health Conference – 9-10 September 2020

Despite evidence that shows the arts and play have close connections in how they contribute to and achieve health outcomes for children and adults, there has been a dearth of action to encourage knowledge-exchange between these fields or to understand how the processes across these interventions may be similar. This conference aims to address this gap, encouraging shared learning and asking critical questions that will support us to move forward in arts and play with new-found insight.

Community Choir Facilitator needed at St Columba’s Hospice – deadline 17 February 2020

Working with other arts and music practitioners, including volunteers and students, and as part of a wider multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Arts service at St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh on a part-time basis (3.5 hours per week). Working with terminally ill adults, with their relatives and loved ones as well as with the local community, you will be a qualified and experienced music/voice practitioner, and will have knowledge of the role of music and singing in relation to illness, loss and bereavement.

Tamalpa Experience with Audicia Lynne Morley – 7-8 March 2020

This 2-day intensive workshop, held at the State Theta Galleries in Scotland, is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa's work in movement-based expressive arts. Recommended for those interested in movement, dance and wellbeing, as well as an introduction to both the Tamalpa Life Art Process and its larger training programmes. No previous dance or art experience is needed.

Further information can be found here.

What role does art & culture play in addressing loneliness and social isolation? – 31 March 2020

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Arts Health Scotland) are hosting a one-day event exploring the role that arts and culture can play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. Including a series of spoken presentations, workshops and discussions led by those at the forefront of the field, this free event will explore the health and social issues concerning loneliness and isolation and set the stage for a collective, creative response through arts and culture.

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.

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