Wales

What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

Exploring the impact of digital storytelling for health, MRes Scholarship – deadline 20 June 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to study digital storytelling for health which could lead to entirely new approaches in patient experience and healthcare practice and policy. The project will be based in the Faculties of Creative Industries and Life Sciences and Education at the University of South Wales. It is a funded MbyRes, including a generous stipend and tuition fees, with well-resourced circumstances for a successful scholarship.

The role of the arts in the NHS in Wales – 26 October 2020

Jenny Burns, Head of Wales at the Mental Health Foundation will host a live discussion panel about the role of the arts in the NHS in Wales to explore the advances that have been made in arts and health in Wales in recent years.

The panel will include Sally Lewis, Portfolio Manager of Arts Council of Wales, Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Director of Welsh NHS Confederation and Prue Thimbleby, Arts in Health Lead at Swansea Bay UHB.

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Programme Manager, Arts and Health, Nesta – deadline 16 October 2019

Innovation foundation Nesta is looking for a Programme Manager to join its Y Lab team, working closely with its national People Powered Results team to deliver an innovation programme that embeds Arts into the Health and Care system in Wales. 

Spirit of 2012 Music Challenge Fund winners

The Music Challenge Fund supports initiatives that bring disabled and non-disabled people together as equals through music to forge new social connections and improve their wellbeing

Storytelling for Health call for contributions – deadline 18 November 2018

The second Storytelling for Health International Conference is now open for bookings, and is seeking contributions on the theme of patient stories. The conference will take place on 27-29 June 2019 in Cardiff and Swansea.

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Activating Communities for Health: London, Warrington and Cardiff – 4, 9 & 23 October 2018

Spice is hosting three events to explore community participation and resilience in the voluntary sector, in relation to public health strategies to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

4 October, Activating Communities for Health (London), 5.30-8pm

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.

"Under Glass": Salford, Brighton, London, Cardiff – 18 October-25 November 2017

This new Clod Ensemble series of conversations, lectures and workshops will explore specimens and the clinical gaze, and features artists, healthcare experts and thinkers. Highlights include a lecture from globally renowned philosopher and author Havi Carel exploring the experience of illness and receiving healthcare; a behind the scenes tour and workshop inspired Wellcome Collection and Science museum stores; a performance from multi-award winning New York based artist, performer and writer Peggy Shaw; and life drawing workshops in collaboration with dancers and physiotherapists.

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