West Midlands

Reading for Wellbeing: Bibliotherapy for dementia, West Midlands - 11 March

An opportunity to learn principles of best practice in providing bibliotherapy sessions. 

Friday 11th March, Cradley Heath, West Midlands

For full course information, price and details on how to book please click here: Reading for Wellbeing


Is that all there is? Conference and festival, Birmingham - 9–10 March

A two-day conference and festival highlighting artistic, cultural and creative work with young people with learning disabilities.

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Creative commissioning for better outcomes, seminars nationwide - 16 March–17 May

A series of events in partnership with Public Health England, Local Government Association, Royal Society for Public Health, Arts Council England.

Seminars in Manchester, Torquay and Birmingham share learning from the Cultural Commissioning Locality Projects. These have brought together managers and commissioners in health, public health and local authorities with arts and cultural organisations to test and develop creative approaches to achieve better outcomes.

Get Creative Networking – 12 February 2016

What Next? And the BBC is organising a series of events to help organisations find out more about the Get Creative campaign and Get Creative Day.

Access Workers – deadline 13 December 2015

Extant, a professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists, is seeking to extend its pool of access workers available to the company for regular casual work and to support several new projects taking place in the London, Birmingham and Manchester areas.

Duties will be access for blind and partially sighted artists and participants. This could include:

Seeing is believing – 22 October 2015

A day-long training session designed to offer understanding of changes in visual perception for people with dementia.

The session is offered by Dementia Pathfinders and will be repeated in January in Wolverhampton.


Circle Dance in Dementia – 8 October 2015

Wolverhampton based organisation Dementia Pathfinders is running a Circle Dance in Dementia open course.


Arts & Wellbeing development manager, Sense - deadline 6 September

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join their team in Birmingham as Arts and Wellbeing Development Manager, working 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to manage Sense arts and wellbeing projects, including identifying and developing arts projects, coordinating the delivery, developing partnerships with external agencies, managing opportunities for artists and supporting funding opportunities.

Arts for Health Seminar, Stafford – 1 October 2015

Organised by Arts for Health within South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this event will explore the role of the creative arts in supporting the health and well-being of our service users and will be an informative and inspiring event for those involved in delivering services for people within the mental health sector. Speakers include:

Participation Programme Manager – deadline 19 May 2015

Extant, a pioneering performing arts company of visually impaired artists is seeking someone to deliver a three-year audience development programme for visually impaired audiences, working initially in the Midlands.

This role is key to the delivery of the organisation’s three-year strategy to increase visually impaired engagement. This includes exporting its participation programme outside London for the first time, and creating hubs of excellence and visually impaired engagement around the arts venues its productions tour to.


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