LAHF Newsletter – 11 July 2018

Welcome to LAHF’s July newsletter with lots of opportunities and news about creativity, health, wellbeing and culture. Scroll down for jobs, funding news and an update from the organisation. You can click on any of the stories to find out more. Do share the newsletter and encourage others to sign up - it’s free!

In this issue



Damian Hebron

Changes at LAHF

The LAHF Director, Damian Hebron will be leaving in the early autumn to take up a new role, joining NESTA’s Health Lab. Judith Mellor, LAHF’s Chair said: “Many congratulations to Damian, all of us at LAHF will miss him hugely. He has steered the organisation for the past 15 years with energy, vision and sensitivity.  His knowledge and contacts within the arts in health sector are unparalleled, and his generous willingness to help organisations in this sector in so many ways has led to the increasing awareness of the importance of Arts in Health.  While recognising he needs new professional challenges, we all know he will leave a big gap here. In order to ensure continuity the LAHF Trustees have already begun planning the recruitment process. We are excited to be offering this unique position to candidates who will have the opportunity to shape the Arts and Health landscape, and to lead this world recognised organisation into an exciting future. The role will be advertised later this month. Neil Parker will continue in his role, supporting the organisation during this period of transition and thereafter.”
Capturing Creativity and Wellbeing
For 2018’s Creativity and Wellbeing festival, LAHF commissioned artist Ellis Lewis-Dragstra to capture visually some of the ideas, conversations and feelings of the week. Ellis has created a series of four powerful and provocative images summarising some of the things he witnessed and experienced attending various events. These are now available to view on the Creativity and Wellbeing website and offer a new way of viewing the week and the potential of engaging in thinking about creativity and wellbeing and the potential this can unleash



Funds for social integration
A new £1m fund to support work on citizenship and integration in London has been launched.

Young people’s creativity questionnaire
The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education designed to explore how to support young people (from the ages of 0-25) engaging in creativity has launched a survey designed to find out how creativity is applied and valued by arts professionals and in people’s lives.

Film proposing arts in criminal justice
The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance has produced a film summarising the key arguments for integrating the arts into criminal justice services.

Dance webinar
A new webinar summarising the impact of dance on health across the life course has been produced by Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network.

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Creative exploration of ageing – 21 July 2018
The University of Kent and the Centre for Policy on Ageing invite photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers, of all ages, to explore and re-position thinking about ageing.

Reminiscence arts in dementia care – 10 & 11 September 2018
The European Reminiscence Network is offering a two day training course and four month Apprenticeship Scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care - in partnership with the University of Greenwich.

Community is the best medicine – 9 October 2018
The King’s Fund is running a day-long conference looking at the role of communities in health and care.

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Creativity and anxiety – deadline 13 July 2018
64 Million Artists is hosting a series of workshops for people with experience of low mood or anxiety to explore the impact of creative activity on wellbeing.

Production Assistant – deadline 21 July 2018
Rosetta Life is looking for a co ordinator to support the tour and associated education programme of a professional performance made with an integrated company of Stroke Ambassadors and artists, titled Stroke Odysseys. 

Health and Wellbeing Programme Coordinator – deadline 23 July 2018
Canterbury City Council is looking to appoint a Health and Wellbeing Programme Coordinator for the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

Hospital Art Commission – deadline 27 July 2018
University College London Hospital is seeking expressions of interest to create a patient-appropriate environment through the use of art and design for the Children’s and Young People’s Emergency Department.

Analysis of arts and older people – deadline 28 August 2018
The Baring Foundation is inviting applications from academic institutions to research and produce a public report on the development of the fields of arts by and for older people in the UK over the last decade.

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