South West

Dance for Parkinson’s introductory training, Bristol – 18-19 February 2017

For dancers, dance teachers, students, therapists, care partners, people with Parkinson's and allied health professionals.

Training is offered by Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK and People Dancing, in partnership with Fresh Arts, North Bristol NHS Trust and English National Ballet.

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Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre Director, Taunton – deadline 16 January 2017

Experience in event management, programming, budgets and fundraising – to join a busy team in a thriving 250-seat theatre.

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Call for papers: Creative Bridges – deadline 16 January 2017

Creative Bridges: Work & Research with Words for Wellbeing is a one-day interdisciplinary conference in Bristol at the end of July 2017 hosted by the Metanoia Institute and Lapidus.

The conference organisers are seeking presentations or workshops from researchers, practitioners, and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) from a range of disciplines (literature, counselling & psychotherapy, neuropsychology, medicine, emotional geography, socio-spiritual approaches).

Freelance fundraiser - deadline 4 November 2016

Arts & Health South West would like to appoint a freelance fundraiser on an initial 1 year contract.

The fundraiser will support AHSW in delivering its Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve fundraising programme to build organisational resilience and the development of the arts and health infrastructure in the South West region.

Fee: £10,000 (including VAT). Deadline: Friday 4th November, 5pm. Interviews in Bristol 7th November

Feel It Festival - 17-20 November 2016

This Bristol festival offers four days of events investigating pain, breathlessness, and our experience of being human.

A programme of talks, workshops, discussions and performances weaving together research from the University of Bristol with explorations by visual artists, aerial performers, dancers, theatre-makers and musicians.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/blackwell/public-engagement/feel-it/

Culture Health and Wellbeing

The second international conference on culture, health and wellbeing will take place in Bristol next June. Building on the success of the first conference in 2013, it will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research and will focus on the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course.

Public Art Project Manager - deadline 13 October 2016

Bristol-based Willis Newson is seeking a Project Manager who has experience of public art commissioning and running art and design projects on both large and small scales.

The Project Manager will be responsible for sensitively and creatively curating and managing a range of large-scale public art programmes and individual commissions in healthcare environments. This might include:

Public art strategies for large-scale new build hospitals

Smaller socially engaged programmes within healthcare settings such as care homes

Animation on Prescription - 23 September 2016

A free showcase in Bristol showing a selection of films with a focus on health, therapy and wellbeing.

The program includes therapeutic films that gives voice to patients in recovery and community participatory arts work groups. The second half of the screening showcases animators work and looks at changing perceptions in health and supporting recovery. It will explore health education, compassion and the relationship between life and death.

Eden Project to host new ‘invisible worlds’ health exhibition

The Wellcome Trust has awarded the Eden Project in Cornwall a £1.9 million Capital Award to create an immersive exhibition focused on the links between the health of humanity and the health of the planet.

'Invisible Worlds' will consist of ten new exhibits and builds on 2015’s 'Invisible You' exhibition at the Eden Project.  

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Feel It artist commission - deadline 26 May 2016

Bristol’s Feel It festival is looking to commission a new performance piece or screen work to explore the issue of depression and anxiety among GPs.

One in five GPs currently experience some form of anxiety or depression and researchers at the University of Bristol want to know why. The commission is to create a new high-quality collaborative work that explores, examines and captures research in this area.

The commission offers up to £3000 plus a performance or screening slot (as appropriate) at the festival, which runs from 17th - 20th November 2016 at Circomedia.

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