West Midlands

Music therapy conference – 21 February – 23 February 2014

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is holding its first major national conference on music therapy in February 2014. The conference will take place from Friday 21st until Sunday 23rd February 2014 at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

w:  http://www.bamt.org/bamt-conference-2014.html

WNO Horizons: I Had an Angel - 18 November 2013

Two care workers have 30 minutes to fill a box with significant objects that will accompany a new resident to their care home. How to know which objects to take? Can you really fit a life into one box? Taking place in real time Welsh National Opera’s thought-provoking and beautiful world première ask these questions.

Circle Dance Training - 24 October 2013

Dementia Pathfinders is offering a one day course on Circle Dance in Dementia. The training aims to enable staff to provide their own movement and music sessions with their service users. Circle dance can be used in residential and day settings, assessment units, NHS and voluntary organisation groups with older people, people with learning disability, mental health conditions, and physical disabilities.

Health & Wellbeing Public Art Commission: Quarry Bank Primary, West Midlands – deadline 8 July

Quarry Bank Primary School in Brierley Hill is looking to commission a visual artist working in any artform to design and produce a high quality piece of public art for its reception area. The finished piece will be a central focus of the reception area and a health and wellbeing theme reflecting the school’s core values will provide the inspiration for the artwork.

An all-inclusive fee of £2,000 is available for the project (to include artist time, travel and all materials).

Call for Artists: Dudley Kick Ash Installation, Dudley Town Centre – deadline 24 May 2013

Dudley Kick Ash is a youth-led programme using the arts to encourage young people to be smokefree. During the week of 5 August 2013 it is intended to transform a space in Dudley town centre into a temporary installation which will be open to the public the following week.

Five groups of young people across the borough will help to create elements of the installation, incorporating a variety of artforms from music to digital technology. Performing arts could be included as film projections rather than live performances.

Arts in Dementia Conference Workshop, Warwickshire County Council – deadline 14 June 2013

Warwickshire County Council is seeking expressions of interest from artists/organisations to showcase projects and to deliver workshops, as part of its keynote conference on Living Well With Dementia on 17 September 2013.

Click and Play: Photography Project Looking for Participants, Birmingham

Blue Orange Arts is now recruiting people who have, or have had, experience of mental health issues. These photography workshops will incorporate role play and drama techniques. Participants will be guided through the workshops in a safe supportive environment to develop confidence, soft skills and social interaction, reflecting on themes which they may choose as stimuli for their photography. The project will culminate in a two-week exhibition opening on 13 August 2013.

John Taylor Hospice: Art and End of Life Care A Conversation, Ikon, Birmingham – 13 May 2013

Ikon invites arts and healthcare professionals to Art and End of Life Care – A Conversation. This symposium is part of Life:Still, a year-long collaboration between Ikon and Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice. It is a chance to share current arts practice, research and collaborative partnerships in end of life care and takes place in Dying Matters Week 2013.

Musical Connections Project Co-ordinator, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – deadline 17 May 2013

Expressions of interest are sought from a community organisation to manage a new Musical Connections Project.

The Project has been funded for 4 years by a Big Lottery Reaching Communities Grant and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Developing Arts for Health, Training for Artists, Arts Development Workers and Health Workers, Staffordshire University – deadline 12 April 2013

Creative Health CIC and Staffordshire University are offering an opportunity to take part in Developing Arts for Health (the Artist Professional Development Programme).

Developing Arts for Health (Artist Professional Development Programme) is now in its 5th year and was one of the first fully accredited arts and health professional development programmes in the UK. The programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge, arts/health-specific skills and confidence appropriate for practitioners who wish to develop arts work in a health and wellbeing setting.


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