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Freelance Programme Assistant vacancy – deadline 17 July 2020

Artlift are seeking a highly organised, IT literate and social media savvy freelance Programme Assistant to join the small, Gloucestershire-based charity, nationally recognised for its delivery and evaluation of Arts on Prescription services. The role comprises assisting in set up, promotion and delivery of Artlift’s programmes, managing referrals, data processing and organisational administration.

Further information and application details can be found here

Social Prescribing Meeting for Dementia, Holburne Museum – 27 February

Arts 4 Dementia is holding a social prescribing forum to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, with signposting to arts prescriptions. The event aims to bring together GPs, clinical psychologists, link workers, memory service workers, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society representatives, and those who work in culture, health and wellbeing and healthy ageing.

Find further information here

Move Dance Feel Course, Penny Brohn UK – 20-22 March 2020

Initiated in 2016, Move Dance Feel is a creative project for women affected by cancer, including those caring for someone with cancer. It aims to provide an enjoyable experience, which encourages you to dance both individually and with others – offering an alternative means of group support. The courses combine dynamic and creative movement activities with playful opportunities for interaction. There is a focus on the physicality of dance, artistic exploration and creative collaboration, as well as relaxation, quiet reflection and discussion.

Arts & Health South West Annual Conference 2019, Plymouth – 31 October-1 November 2019

The AHSW is hosting a two-day conference around the theme Creativity at the Heart of Human Flourishing.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Creativity Works – deadline 31 October 2019

Creativity Works is looking for a new Chair to lead the next exciting phase in their development. 

Introduction to Creative and Credible Workshop - 24 April 2019

This introductory workshop will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts, health and wellbeing projects and programmes. It will explore the types of evidence that might be useful for arts practitioners and organisations seeking to develop a wellbeing focus as part of their work. It will examine each phase of the evaluation cycle, from planning through to dissemination, responding to participants' questions and providing guidance on when and how to use different evaluation approaches, methods and tools.

Enterprise Course for Artists, Bath - starts 5 March 2019

Enterprise Works is a unique and practical business programme with a focus on Social Enterprise aimed at socially engaged artists and creatives who are looking to make social impact within their practice.
Led by Creativity Works and the University of Bath, it explores an array of ideas and tools that will enable you to be sustainable and effective as an artist, and to thrive as a social entrepreneur.

Why Museums Matter for Mental Health – 5 April 2019

Where: Holburne Museum, Bath

Online booking at: www.holburne.org/events/symposium-why-museums-matter-for-mental-health/

Bringing together specialists from arts, heritage and health sectors, this cross sector learning event will talk about the benefits, challenges and outcomes of working together on Health and Heritage projects which use creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Making music for people with dementia, Salisbury – 28 February 2019

The aim of this one-day training is to provide an introduction to musical and other improvisational ways of working with people living with dementia.

By the end of this training day participants will be able to:

Arts and Health South West annual conference, Bristol – 13-14 December 2018

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2018, 9am-4:30pm

Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW

The AHSW conference will focus on diversity and inclusion in arts and health. This event is designed for anyone with an interest in arts and health.

Tickets for either or both days are available to purchase until 5th December. AHSW Members receive a discount by buying members-only tickets.

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