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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012


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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.




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Laura Menzies

Falmouth Artist Travels to USA to look at the Impact of Creative Engagement for Elders

Laura Menzies is an artist who lives in Falmouth, Cornwall. She recently completed a six week Travel Fellowship to North America where she learnt about the value of creative engagement for older people and how it can help to improve health and well-being. 

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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.

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Researcher / Evaluator to work with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trus

Paid brief for a Researcher/Evaluator to evaluate a large-scale art and wayfinding project as part of Connect, the public art programme for the 3Ts hospital redevelopment. Deadline for tenders: 23rd June 2017

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Art and Play

angie porter
Parachute Art and Play
Director of Parachute

For the last 3 years Angie worked mostly with children under five with the Bridport Arts Centre and Dorset County Council. Last year Angie worked mostly with elderly adults in ...

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