West Midlands

National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing training – from 26 May 2017

Two-day, free training workshops on "Museums as spaces for wellbeing", in six regions across England, designed for museum staff or volunteers who are interested in developing and delivering health and wellbeing work in their organisations.

TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference, Worcestershire – 21 September 2017

The one-day conference is a collaboration between the doctoral training centre for the arts and dementia at the University of Worcester, University of Nottingham, and the Alzheimer's Society.

Confirmed practitioner-led workshops:

Kate Duncan and Claire Ford will demonstrate the Armchair Gallery, which inspires the viewing, appreciation and production of artworks through a series of workshops led by professional artists, using digital technology.

Call for entries, Here and Now exhibition, Nottingham – deadline 3 April 2017

The City Arts exhibition will be held at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, between May and September.

City Arts say: “Our reality is a succession of unique moments, each moment impacting on our well-being.  Our annual exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health is an opportunity for artists to express through art how they are experiencing and reacting to each of those moments”.

Art work must be delivered by 26 April 2017.

Arts & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Sense – deadline 12 March 2017

Sense are looking to recruit an Arts & Wellbeing Co-ordinator to work 37.5 hours per week (full time). As part of the Arts, Sports & Wellbeing team (ASW) based in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This opportunity will be on a fixed term contract ending 31st March 2018.

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Awkward Bastards symposium on disability and inclusion, Birmingham – 22 and 23 March 2017

The symposium will feature artists' presentations, a live portrait painting by Tanya Raabe-Webber, a Radical Practices open mic session and two panel debates and keynote speeches focussing on underrepresentation, exclusion and invisibility.

The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands, Birmingham – until 26 March 2017

Curated by young people from Walsall Youth Justice Service, Beyond the Door is an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals, and by people on community sentences in the West Midlands.

13 Jan – 26 Mar 2017
mac Birmingham

This Way Up - deadline 19 October 2016

Creative Health CIC would like to appoint six artists to take part in the This Way Up participatory arts professional development programme in the West Midlands.

This 12-month project is aimed at practicing artists who want to develop their participatory visual arts practice with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and with older people with dementia. In addition, the project provides opportunities to develop outreach and public engagement work.

Programme development officer, Stafford – deadline 23 July 2016

Make Some Noise is widely known for its work with children, young people and families, and regularly contributes to strategic development on a local and regional scale. Predominantly working with organisations across Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent, MSN is interested in challenging perceptions and offering new ways to move people beyond disadvantage through music.

Staging Recovery, Birmingham - 22 July 2016

Staging Recovery consists of people from a variety of different recovery agencies across the city and at various stages in their recovery journey. Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geese Theatre Company and the ensemble have been working together since early May 2016, exploring stories and experiences through creative writing, theatre, film and movement and they will use all of their new skills to produce and perform their own piece at The REP, Birmingham on Friday 22 July, for an invited audience.  

Circle Dance in Dementia, London & Wolverhampton - 15 April, 11 May

Discover the potential of Circle Dancing when working with people with memory loss. Learn and practice the skills to provide an activity with therapeutic benefits for people with dementia.

Friday 15 April, Wolverhampton; Wednesday 11 May, London

For full course information, price and details on how to book please click here: Circle Dance in Dementia

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