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.

Three-year partnership confirmed between Welsh NHS and Arts Council

The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) and the Welsh NHS Confederation have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the advance of good practice and research; identify how the arts could contribute to health policy, particularly through social prescribing; conduct a review on the impact of creative practice on wellbeing; and advocate for a "mass shift in public thinking" about health. The collaboration aims to make Wales a creatively active nation.

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Calls for abstracts, European Association of Health Information and Libraries conference – deadline 27 October 2017

With a theme addressing art, health and wellbeing, this conference in July 2018 is seeking abstract submissions from practitioners.

The conference organisers are keen to hear from people whose experiences can inspire delegates to consider the types of projects and collaborations their health libraries could undertake, and also from those who can demonstrate the positive impacts those collaborations can bring.

https://eahilcardiff2018.wordpress.com/arts-health-and-wellbeing/

Engagement Coordinator, Culture Action Llandudno – deadline 19 June 2017

Culture Action Llandudno (CALL) is seeking an Engagement Coordinator, responsible for community engagement and audience development for a three year programme of events and activities called “Lost Spaces”.

Culture Action Llandudno (CALL) is a Social Enterprise set up to facilitate culture-led regeneration in Llandudno, north Wales.

This is a freelance, part time role, with a 9-month contract. This project is funded by Arts Council Wales and Mostyn Estates Ltd.

Deadline for applications: 19th June 2017

Interviews: 26-28th June 2017

Welsh arts and health mapping exercise to inform future practice

Arts Council Wales is conducting a survey of existing arts and health activity to inform its approach to health and wellbeing in the future. The survey will detail the nature, scope and logistics of recent, current and future arts and health project. ACW is also inviting responses from those with a professional interest in arts and health, but who do not have a specific project to report on.

Guided Imagery and Music training, South Wales – 12-14 May 2017

A three-day seminar and workshop introduces mental health professionals to basic theory and practice of GIM. Full training will be offered later in 2017 for those who wish to continue. The training focuses on the traditional GIM method but also incorporates modifications and adapted shorter forms of Music and Imagery (MI), appropriate for work in various fields such as psychological trauma, psycho-oncology, palliative care, perinatal psychology, addictions, team-building, etc.

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