West Midlands

The Art of Ageing Artfully, Midlands Art Centre – 5 February 2020

This event, produced by Midlands Arts Centre on behalf of The Baring Foundation and Arts Council England, will explore the role of creativity, arts and cultural change in the experiences of growing older and ask if a medical model of old age can address the creative and cultural realities of our lives. It will offer insights from 10 years of research and experiment and provokes questions that affect all of us.

Circle Dance in Dementia Course, Wolverhampton – 4 April 2019

This Dementia Pathfinders course uses techniques from Circle Dancing developed during the 1970s from traditional folk dance from around the world.

Call for proposals, Broken Puppet 3 International Symposium – deadline 1 February 2019

The Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) at Newman University Birmingham in collaboration with the UNIMA Research Commission and the UNIMA Commission for Education, Development and Therapy are hosting a 2-day symposium exploring ways of training professional performers and health practitioners in approaches, techniques and embodied empathic relationships between performers, puppets, healthcare professionals and audiences.

When: 17th -18th April 2019

Where: Newman University Birmingham, England.

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance conference, Birmingham – 27 February 2019

The NCJAA's annual conference – "Young people in the criminal justice system - how can the arts respond?" – will be held at Birmingham's Crescent Theatre. Performances, speakers and workshopsare listed in the site below.

 

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Creative approaches to teaching dance in community, educational and hospital settings – 11-12 March 2019

This two-day training event will provide key information and practical strategies on how to creatively engage young people with SEN, older adults, and those living with long-term health conditions.

Akademi delivers outreach work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, day care centres, schools, care homes and community centres. Working as a dance artist in settings such as these requires varied approaches and specific skills.

Flourish: Creative Arts Dementia Network courses, Coventry and Croydon – November 2018-March 2019

The Creative Dementia Arts Network is calling for applications for its courses – offering training and resources for arts practitioners interested in working with dementia.

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.

Music Care Training – 29 and 30 May 2018

The University of Nottingham is running a series of training workshops to prepare caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding.

The two day course is the first level of a three tier training series. Cost: £200

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cpdstudy/programmes/sociology-social-work/music-care-training-level-1.aspx

People Place Power – 14 & 15 June 2018

A conference exploring the impact of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme will take place in Wolverhampton.

The two day conference aims to unpick the themes of power, collaboration, ownership, relevance and place through a series of rich conversations, with an emphasis on learning and practice.

http://www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/conference

Freelance Music Practitioners – deadline 16 February 2018

Hereford’s Courtyard Centre for the Arts is looking to recruit four music practitioners to deliver a new Creative Ageing project.

Successful candidates will be provided with an expert mentor, receive initial training and have the opportunity to shadow a mentor, enabling them to develop how they use their practice to facilitate workshops for older people in a variety of care settings.

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