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.

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.

Good Health Wales: Arts for Health and Wellbeing symposium – 25 April 2017

When: Tuesday 25th April, 2017 9.30am - 4.00pm

Where: Arts Hall, Lampeter Campus, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Street, Lampeter SA48 7ED

Good Health Wales 2017 provides a showcase for the positive developments in wellbeing/healthcare practice resulting from arts and design. The symposium will facilitate the exchange of experiences and discussion to promote opportunities for further collaboration in good practice development.

Storytelling for Health - 16 and 17 June 2017

Booking is now open for the Storytelling for Health conference, which takes place in Swansea on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017

Speakers include: Daniel Morden and the Devil’s Violin, Prof Mike Wilson (author of ‘Storytelling and Theatre’), Dr Jac Saorsa (visual artist, writer and researcher), Baroness Eluned Morgan AM (Assembly Member, and initiator of the Wales Government cross party Group on Arts and Health), and Phil George (chair of Arts Council Wales). The call for proposals is still open until Monday 3rd November 2016.

Storytelling for Health Conference call for contributors - deadline 3 November 2016

Next June, Swansea will play host to an international conference will bring together arts practitioners, health practitioners and researchers to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice.

Contributions within the following three conference strands are being sought:

· Sharing good practice

· Sharing and building the evidence

· Embedding storytelling in health & sustainability

Applied Drama Practitioner, Wales – deadline 31 March

Salary: £25k gross per annum/pro rata (part-time – hours tba)
Duration: 24 Months
Application deadline: 31 March 2016 (start date April/May 2016)

Valley and Vale Community Arts is looking for a skilled and committed Applied Drama Practitioner with experience of working with children and young people with ASD. The project is based in Bridgend and surrounding areas, working in partnership with The Bridge Alternative Provision in Bridgend, and is funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with support from The Arts Council of Wales and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Local authority Arts, Health and Wellbeing Seminar – 1 December 2015

Arts Development UK is hosting a national seminar aimed at arts officers involved in both policy and practice related to arts, health and wellbeing commissioning and service provision. 


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