Yorkshire

Spirit of 2012 Music Challenge Fund winners

The Music Challenge Fund supports initiatives that bring disabled and non-disabled people together as equals through music to forge new social connections and improve their wellbeing

Working Together: Collaboration Beyond the Academy in Research in Dementia and Culture, Huddersfield – 23 November 2018

This one-day symposium is devoted to research in the broad area of dementia, culture and narrative. In particular it focuses on cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.

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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.

Musical conversations in dementia care – 26 September 2018

The Burton Street Foundation, Sheffield S6 2HH

Musical Interaction is socially inclusive approach to developing rapport and relationship. Grounded in the theory and practice of Intensive Interaction, participatory arts, person centred dementia care and research into rapport. Musical conversations are an enjoyable and effective way to meet the social needs of elders and people living with dementia in residential care settings.

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, Leeds – 9-10 November 2018

This two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts.

£80 student rate

£115 SEMPRE members

£150 standard rate

Singing for Health Conference – 7 June 2018

The National Centre for Early Music in York is hosting a day-long event of performances and participation, demonstrations and discussions, and will explore new insights provided by contemporary research into the health and wellbeing benefits of singing.

Speakers include Prof. Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, will provide an overview of current scientific understanding of the health benefits of singing.

Tickets cost £7

An Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s – 14 & 15 April 2018

Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK and People Dancing, in partnership with Yorkshire Dance are offering a weekend training course in structuring dance activity for people living with Parkinson’s.

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.

Love Arts Leeds - from 5 October 2016

The sixth annual Leeds arts and mental health festival will take place next month.

Working under the theme “I AM’, the festival will explore identity in a fun and creative way. Love Arts Festival aims to get people thinking and talking about mental health and to reduce the related stigma so many people experience.

http://www.loveartsleeds.co.uk/

Art and Design Development Manager, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – deadline 2 August 2016

An opportunity to lead the Art & Design Team. The post holder will be responsible for planning and implementing the wide range of art and environment initiatives and activities.

The aim of the Arts Team is to facilitate the organisation in encompassing art and design within the core business in order to enhance the experience of those individuals who work, visit and stay within the hospitals of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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