South West

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

Arts Programme Director – deadline 11 March 2018

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for an Arts Programme Director on an 18 month fixed term contract basis.

This newly created post will lead the development of an ambitious and inspiring arts strategy and annual plan lead the preparation, commissioning and management of an annual programme of arts activities, in line with the agreed strategy, encompassing a range of art forms.

Dance and Health Producer – deadline 1 March 2018

Dorset based Activate is seeking an experienced producer to support its dance artists working in a health context.

The role is part time, 2.5 days a week - up to £26,500 pro-rata

Fresh Arts Manager – deadline 27 December 2017

North Bristol NHS Trust is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Arts Manager to manage the overall delivery of the Fresh Arts Programme during the current post-holder’s sabbatical.

The post holder will be responsible for working with the Fresh Arts Committee, key clinical staff and the Fresh Arts team of freelance artists and consultants to deliver a wide programme of innovative and exciting arts projects across North Bristol NHS Trust’s hospitals which include Southmead Hospital and Cossham Hospital.

Participation Producer - Community and Wellbeing – deadline 3 January 2018

Pavilion Dance is recruiting someone to develop and manage a programme of in-house and outreach participation opportunities and projects.

This is a part time, maternity cover, and will include managing our Parkinson’s Dance and Re-awakening Dance – for those living with Dementia and memory loss – programmes. The post will be based at Pavilion Dance South West’s National Dance House in Bournemouth.

(Maternity Cover) £23,000 pro rata

22.5 hours (Feb 2018 to Dec 2018 – Provisionally)


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