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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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Call for papers, creative writing for wellbeing – deadline 30 December 2018

Creative Bridges International is a weekend conference to explore and showcase research and practice in the field of words for wellbeing and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). The conference will take place at Engineers House in Bristol, UK on July 13th/14th 2019. The Call for Papers is currently open for submissions until December 30th 2018.

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GEM Health and Wellbeing Intermediate Course, Bristol – 20 November 2018

This course will provide the opportunity to reflect and explore ways to improve or build upon your health and wellbeing work alongside other colleagues working in the field.  This will include overcoming challenges faced in current programmes, reframing other work to improve the health and wellbeing of museum audiences, and gaining inspiration to set up new projects.

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.

Best Foot Forward crowdfunder

Best Foot Forward – Dance in Devon's dance project for older people – is seeking support to continue its work after a successful first year.

"As a charity for happier and healthier local communities we’re here for each other every hop, skip and step of the way. We’re here for the good times; the knees up, the laughter, the performance of a lifetime. And when life gets the better of you – when physical or mental health aren’t on your side – we’ll move you forward with a dose of dance. We’ll give life new meaning. We’ll bring joy on the darkest of days."

Loans Coordinator, Paintings in Hospitals – deadline 17 August 2018

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking a freelance loans coordinator for London and the south for a 24 month contract based in London Bridge.

Salary: £1,100 - £1,300 per month depending on experience, exclusive of travel expenses

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (estimate)

May include some evening and weekend hours.

Location: London and the South

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