South West

Re-Imagining Futures

The Arts Alliance has unveiled its latest research into the role of the arts in supporting long sentence prisoners, women and those not engaged with mainstream learning.

Arts and Wellbeing Officer – deadline 11 November 2013

Bristol’s Wellspring Healthy Living Centre is seeking a part time Arts and Wellbeing Officer to co-ordinate the development and delivery of its Arts and Wellbeing Service. The role involves working with Wellspring staff to develop this service, and along with other organisations and local residents, deliver a high-quality programme of Arts and Wellbeing. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS (previously CRB) check. The post is 26.25 hours a week, the closing date for applications is noon Monday 11th November 2013 and interviews are planned for week commencing 25thNovember 2013.

This skin we’re in - 9 and 16 November 2013

Artist Martha Orbach is running a series of arts and mental health workshops this autumn as part of a project called ‘This skin we're in’ about mental illness in families. The series of introductory arts workshops is for people who have a brother or sister with mental health issues and will introduce simple techniques for participants to make artwork.

w: http://www.marthaorbach.co.uk/this_skin_we're_in.html

Get Into Reading South West Development Manager, The Reader Organisation – deadline 3 July 2013

The role calls for an exceptionally highly-motivated, dedicated person, passionate about the power of books, with the drive, enthusiasm and experience to sustain and significantly develop a flagship Get into Reading project across the South West of England.

Bristol International Conference available online

Culture, Health and Wellbeing – the international conference organized by Arts and Health South West opens today in Bristol. The conference will seek to inform international perspectives on:  Healthy and Creative Ageing;   Global Health Inequalities and Culture;   Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing.

For those unable to attend the conference, presentations are being streamed live at w: www.culturehealthwellbeing.public-i.tv/core/

Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol – registration deadline 31 May 2013

The Culture Health & Wellbeing conference 2013 is being organised by Arts & Health South West in collaboration with the Royal Society for Public Health on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

The conference will aim to inform international perspectives on:
• Healthy and Creative Ageing
• Global Health Inequalities and Culture
• Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing

The Council House, Bristol
24, 25, 26, June 2013

Administrator, Willis Newson, Bristol – deadline 7 May 2013

Arts and health consultancy Willis Newson is looking to appoint an Administrator. This is a varied role for someone with excellent administration skills who is looking to develop their communication and marketing skills. Applications will be accepted from people seeking either a part-time (minimum 28 hours per week) or full time contract role.

Director, Creativity Works for Everyone, South West – deadline 18 April 2013

Creativity Works is seeking a Director to provide an artistic and strategic lead for the organisation. In particular key areas of responsibility will be:
1. To manage Creativity Works’ strategy and policy development
2. Overall responsibility for financial management and systems
3. Overall responsibility for fundraising, including earned income generation, public service commissioning and the organisation’s new enterprise programme

Orchard Foundation Courses in Therapeutic Creative Writing

The Orchard Foundation is running the following creative writing for wellbeing courses in May in London and June in Bristol.

Level 1 course
Bay Hall, Kings College Hampstead Campus, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7ST
4 and 5 May 10-4.30pm

Level 2 course
Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
29 and 30 June 10-4.30pm

Prices range from £120-£150 for each course

w: www.orchardfoundation.co.uk

Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters from 1930-1960, Swindon - 19 March to 27 June 2013

Paintings in Hospitals in collaboration with the British Postal Museum and Archive presents a showcase of some of the best posters produced by the General Post Office (GPO) between 1930 and 1960.

From the 1930s onwards, the GPO became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain's best artists and designers. This exhibition includes work by those associated with both fine art and graphic design, demonstrating the blurring of the boundaries between art and popular culture that poster design encouraged.

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