Writing in Health and Social Care - 22 to 27 September 2014

A week-long, residential course designed to explore the different ways writing can be used with and by patients, clients and service users and in health, educational or community settings.

Paintings in Hospitals Regional Co-ordinator, South Wales – deadline 26th August 2013

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking an experienced and creatively-minded salesperson to increase the number of health and social care sites using its services in South Wales. Based at home, the Regional Coordinator (Wales) will generate leads and approach sites on behalf of the charity. Working with volunteers, they will also oversee the selection, transportation and installation of artworks from the charity’s Welsh art library, located at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Research to link the arts to health policy development

A new research project led by the Cardiff School of Social Sciences will use creative arts practices to help inform health-related policy and service development. Funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the ‘Representing Communities’ project, will analyse existing representations of local communities and use arts engagement to generate new ways of representing local communities to policy-makers as they develop new health frameworks.

Using the Arts to Develop Health and Wellbeing, Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning - October 2013

This new introductory course will focus on how to use artistic skills with others. Students will learn about the different needs of client groups, how to plan accessible workshops, develop their teaching/facilitation skills, and experience new practical creative skills relevant to their professional development.

Working with Others is accredited at Higher Education Level 2 (NQF level 5) of 30 credits and will be run part-time (in 3 hour slots) over 7 months.

Arts in Health & Wellbeing Project Coordinator/Artist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board – deadline 29 April 2013

An Arts in Health opportunity has arisen within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Working across the whole of North Wales, this post will help support the delivery of a programme of arts in health activity. This area of work is well established within the board and enjoys positive partnerships with regional and national colleagues and organisations.

RGRM - Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm & Music method training

Introductory Course taking place in London 22&23 April, and in Cardiff 28&29 April 2013.

Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm and Music is a method of physical therapy which can help memory, balance and physical co-ordination, as well as aiming to develop creativity and stimulate energy.

National arts in criminal justice conference, Cardiff – 14 March

This year’s Arts Alliance conference and annual meeting, ‘Transforming rehabilitation through the arts’, will explore how the arts can fit into the ever shifting policy context. The event will include a number of presentations from academics and policy makers, including the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) as well as practical workshops led by leading arts and criminal justice organisations. The conference will be followed by the opening of the Koestler Exhibition curated by young people from HMP YOI Parc.

Gift of Life: Artist Commission, Gwent Arts in Health – deadline 21 September

Gwent Arts in Health, working in partnership with the Organ & Tissue Donation Committee of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ODC ABHB) wish to commission a cross-site memorial artwork to Organ and Tissue Donors.

‘Joining In – Making Music for Everyone’ – 15&16 September

Booking has now opened for Making Music’s conference, which will be held in the new building of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and focus on participation, providing delegates with a range of opportunities to get involved with and learn about various forms of music making.

MA Arts Practice (Fine Art), (Arts, Health and Wellbeing), University of Glamorgan

The University of Glamorgan is offering the opportunity to study part-time or full-time for an MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing). This course, which is recruiting now for September 2012, will build on and expand the work achieved over the last four years through the MA Arts and Health.

The course is aimed at recent graduates and established artists who wish to explore the role of the arts in realising health and wellbeing, the value of the arts in community engagement and its effect on the environment.


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