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. 

Reconstructing Ourselves – 6 October 2015

This one day event is the culmination of an Arts and Research project in complex breast reconstruction. It will showcase the way in which artists have worked with clinical staff and women with breast cancer to creatively develop new methods of delivering care.

Writing for Wellbeing Conference – 14 March 2015

Lapidus Day 2015: Writing and Words for Wellbeing Conference offers an insight into new developments in writing and health. 

The conference, which will take place in Cardiff, will include presentations by keynote speakers Jeff Wallace, Professor of English at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Fiona Hamilton, writer and therapeutic writing facilitator and author of Bite Sized.

w: Click here to book your place at Lapidus Day 2015 with Eventbrite.

People Dancing – 13-15 November 2014

The Foundation for Community Dance is mounting an international event at Wales Millennium Centre with a broad programme of presentations, practical workshops and commissioned performances.

Aiming to provide relevant, stimulating and inspirational sessions for all types of artist, teacher and leader, People Dancing will include performances, workshops and key speakers from across the world. One, two or three-day passes are available, from £70 to £235.


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