West Midlands

Opening for coordinator at Barber Health – deadline 7 February 2021

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is seeking a coordinator for their Barber Health programme, to help to deliver its new project to directly address societal issues highlighted by Covid-19. The project will involve a creative arts, health and wellbeing programme for hyperlocal communities and innovative cultural contributions to medical education. The post holder will also be responsible for the administration, logistical planning and communication of Barber Health.

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Singing for Lung Health tender opportunity – deadline 18 January 2021

Warwickshire County Council is seeking to commission a provider to develop and deliver a comprehensive Singing for Lung Health programme for adults with chronic respiratory conditions, to improve their quality of life. This will involve developing courses of group-based sessions led by an experienced singing specialist. The initial contract is for 18 months with scope for extension for a further 12 months. This is the second of six tenders the council will be procuring over the coming months all focused on creative health social prescribing.

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

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