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For Arts & Health South West: April 2016
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Director's View April 2016

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference is open for abstract submissions, to read more and submit yours, visit the abstracts page of the website.

Abstracts can be for practice or research, for practical workshops, oral or poster presentations, and for films or performances. We particularly want to encourage those who are new to the process of submitting abstracts. There is guidance available on the website. An abstract is a brief summary of what you would like to present at the conference, or in the case of an abstract for a workshop it is a summary of what you will do, and what participants will experience. If you want more information please do email me.
 
We welcome abstracts that provoke new ways of researching, conceptualising and creating and will encourage delegates to question assumptions and learn about different approaches to current issues and areas of practice. In programming the conference we will endeavour to encourage lively debates and not shy away from the different and sometimes contradictory perspectives on culture and the arts, health, wellbeing and health inequalities.
 

Delegates whose abstracts are accepted will need to register and pay for the whole conference (three days) by the early bird deadline of February 28th 2017. The cost will be £375 for members of AHSW and members of the Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group in Arts, Health and Wellbeing. We hope to secure funds to offer a number of bursaries to self-employed practitioners and project participants (‘service users’). We are unable to confirm these at present but will provide further information by the end of September 2016.
 
Another way to attend the conference without paying is to volunteer with us!
More information on applying to volunteer in the next Ebulletin.
 
Alex

      
   News  
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Music Minds Mental Health Project funded by Clinical Commissioning Group

The Music Works in Gloucestershire recently secured funding from its clinical commissioning group and Youth Music, to pilot a music-led approach to reducing mental health issues in young people with a particular focus on self-harm, body-image, eating disorders and stress. 
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Music Minds Mental Health Project funded by Clinical Commissioning Group
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Creative Activities in BANES: Arts & Mental Health

An introduction to Creativity Works - "Inspiring and empowering people through creativity to explore, develop and grow"
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Creative Activities in BANES: Arts & Mental Health
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Design in Mental Health Conference

Jane Willis, Director of Willis Newson (The UK's leading Arts & Health consultancy, based in Bristol) has been selected to present at this year's Design in Mental Health conference on 17th & 18th May in Birmingham.
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Design in Mental Health Conference
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Government Culture White Paper response to APPG recommendations

The Government has promised to respond to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing’s recommendations for the role of culture in health and wellbeing when the results of the APPG’s inquiry is published next year.
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Government Culture White Paper response to APPG recommendations
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Cambridgeshire charity "Arts and Minds" wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support

Arts and Minds, working in partnership with University of Cambridge Museums has received £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support a programme of “Arts on Prescription” for people experiencing mental health problems across Cambridgeshire.
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Cambridgeshire charity
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Arts Council England supports initiative to install museum quality art in mental health wards

A new initiative spearheaded by arts organisation Hospital Rooms and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust will refurbish psychiatric wards in the UK with the support of Arts Council England.
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Arts Council England supports initiative to install museum quality art in mental health wards
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Refound Sound - live music in the wards

Dr Alex Murdin and Caroline Barnes (Arts in Hospital producers at Dorchester and Yeovil Hospitals) tell AHSW about an Arts Council Funded project through which they commissioned a composer in residence.
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Refound Sound - live music in the wards
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Third Northern Ireland Mental Health Film and Arts Festival kicks off in May

The third Northern Ireland Mental Health Film and Arts Festival is being held in May.In its first three years, the Northern Ireland Mental Health Film ...

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Creative Clay For All: helping people across Dorset connect and have fun

Deborah Clarke tells AHSW about her experience running workshops in her local community

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Wellcome supports 1m investigation into dementia and the arts

A group exploring dementia and the arts has been invited to take up a two year residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collection. 

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Hospital artwork makes public statement about organ donation

A spectacular art installation has been unveiled at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, as a public statement of thanks to organ donors and their families.

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Bridport Museum secures 841,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Bridport Museum will be undergoing a complete transformation thanks to a significant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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   Resources 
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 AHSW Podcast
 

AHSW Podcast

New Episode: Mental Health and The Arts (with Viv Gordon) We are now releasing AHSW Podcasts, which you will be able to listen to on this page and download to your computer, phone or tablet via iTunes. Subscribe to the AHSW Podcast on iTunes by clicking here      The Arts ...
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   Events  
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Find events near you!

The Mental Health Foundation have an interactive map on their website showcasing events happening across the UK throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, 16th - 22nd May 2016.
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Caretaking in the Community? Mental Health Debate

The Old Vic Theatre is hosting a mental health debate featuring Luciana Berger MP, the first-ever Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Paul Farmer CEO of Mind and Chair of the NHS’s Five Year Forward View Taskforce for Mental Health and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of ...
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Hampshire Festival of the Mind 2016

The theme of the 2016 Hampshire Festival of the Mind is 'Creativity Changes Lives' - read on for more info on a spectacular selection of exhibitions, creative activities, performances, world cafes, workshops and more, in communities around Hampshire
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Outside In Induction Days for 'Outside In South West' Project

Outside In and AHSW invite organisations, individuals and groups who work with people who are interested in making their own visual artwork, but who face barriers to accessing the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation to come to an Induction Day in April - May 2016.
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Visit Studio Upstairs as part of Bristol Open Studios 2016!

Studio Upstairs (a therapeutic arts studio in Bristol for people experiencing mental distress) will be opening it’s doors to the public for the weekend! Join them in celebration of the creativity of this Bristol Studio and take a look around the studio for yourself.  
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Printmaking and Making Artists books with Double Elephant

A six-week course with Double Elephant Print Workshop for adults recovering from mental health illness. May-June 2016 at Tiverton Library
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'I am Joan' show by Viv Gordon (Tour 2016)

I Am Joan is a one woman dance show. A hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans. Such as Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief.  
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Innovation in Arts, Health and Wellbeing - discussion/workshop

Academics and artists explore the relationship between Arts, Health and Wellbeing: The Cultural Institute and Breathe Arts Health Research would like to explore how the ...

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Arts and Culture Forum Gloucestershire Meeting / Member's Meeting and Seminar

Create Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire VCS Alliance warmly invite you to the next anticipated Arts and Culture Forum Gloucestershire Meeting on Thursday 12 May, with a ...

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D'ArtsFest 2016: A Festival for people with Learning Disabilities, their Friends, Family and Carers

A fantastic 2-day festival created with the needs of people with learning disabilities in mind. Live music, workshops, accessible facilities and more.

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Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Volunteers Forum - 15% AHSW Member discount available!

Without the essential work volunteers deliver, the vital work of the third sector cannot survive. With this in mind, 'Inside Government' are bringing together key policy makers ...

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   Evidence  
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 Research
 

MECCA's Stigma Reduction Through the Arts Project

MECCA believes that a positive impact can be made on reducing mental health stigma through artistic exhibits/events by providing community members with “a different lens through which they view those with a mental illness”
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MECCA's Stigma Reduction Through the Arts Project
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Using theatre to address mental illness stigma: a knowledge translation study in bipolar disorder

This research report, available online, explores the impact of a one-woman theatrical performance on attitudes towards bipolar disorder (BD) on people with BD and healthcare providers.
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Kings Fund Arts in Hospitals

In celebration of World Art Day, The King's Fund have taken a look back through their library and archive collection to reflect on the Fund's history ...

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   Opportunities  
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Organisations in Cornwall needed for AHSW's Falmouth Induction Day as part of OISW

Outside In and AHSW need organisations and individuals in Cornwall who work with people who are interested in making their own artwork, but face barriers to accessing the art world, to sign up for our free Induction Day in Falmouth on 25th May.
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Organisations in Cornwall needed for AHSW's Falmouth Induction Day as part of OISW
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Become a Trustee of Arts & Health South West

Arts & Health South West are seeking new trustees to join the board from November 2016. Read on for more information about what is involved in the role, and how to apply. 
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Become a Trustee of Arts & Health South West
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Opportunity for Artists who face barriers - Art Bridge II Course

Art Bridge is an innovative course in Gloucester (April - December 2016) that is tailored for emerging artists who face disabling barriers. This programme will also be available online through distance learning.
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Opportunity for Artists who face barriers - Art Bridge II Course
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RSPH Awards for Health & Wellbeing 2016 submissions deadline 31 May 2016

The 2016 RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards are now open for entries. Now in their ninth year, the Health & Wellbeing awards are the UK's ...

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   Opportunities  
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 Work
 

Creativity Works - Artists Training and Development Manager

Creativity Works are seeking an Artists Training and Development Manager to head up the management and delivery of their co|Create Programme, including the support, training and development of artists in socially engaged arts practice. Part time, deadline 9am Tuesday 3rd May.
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Creativity Works - Artists Training and Development Manager
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Artist in Residence - Art Bridge II (Gloucester) - Deadline 2nd May 2016

Artists are invited to apply for a residency in Gloucester to work as part of the project team for Art Bridge II, an innovative course that is tailored for emerging artists who face disabling barriers.
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Artist in Residence - Art Bridge II (Gloucester) - Deadline 2nd May 2016
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   Opportunities  
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 Training and CPD
 

Arts and Mental Health CPD Session - Wednesday 4th May (Activate Performing Arts)

This free session, led by Sarah Blowers and Viv Gordon, will use Viv Gordon's creation process as a springboard to offer advice on how to develop work when you are an artist with mental health issues and how you communicate with venues and other arts organisations.
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Arts and Mental Health CPD Session - Wednesday 4th May (Activate Performing Arts)
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Workshop: Embodying the present and ancient in relationship and environment

This workshop is aimed at the crossover with movement, art, health, wellbeing, environment, self development, psychology and ecopsychology. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2016.

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 Funding Opportunities
 

Research into social impact of the arts - deadline 3 May 2016

Arts Council England has launched the second round of its Research Fund designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the impact of art and culture, and the role it plays in our experience as individuals and a society.
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Research into social impact of the arts - deadline 3 May 2016
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Arts Fundraising: The Fundamentals (course) 5th May 2016

This one-day course is suitable for both self-employed individuals and people working in an organisation who have limited experience in fundraising; it promises to demystify the world of fundraising and provide practical, achievable strategies.
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Arts Fundraising: The Fundamentals (course) 5th May 2016
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The Ragdoll Foundation: Open Grant Scheme

The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point ...

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Fidelio Charitable Trust Grants

Fidelio Charitable Trust welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for Music, including Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance. Deadlines: 15 May 2016, 1 ...

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Bags of Help - Grant Scheme

This grant scheme is for improving open spaces in your community, and is managed through a partnership between Tesco and the Groundwork Trusts. It has re-opened for Round ...

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 And Finally...

 
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Cornwall Organisations Needed for Induction Day

You may have seen above that we are currently running Induction Days for our Outside In South West Project, "Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West".
 
For these Induction Days we would like to invite organisations who work with people who are interested in making their own visual artwork, but who face barriers to accessing the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation, to come along and find out more about how they can help the individuals they have contact with to upload their artwork to the Outside In website. Here they can showcase their artwork digitally alongside 2,100 other artists, and - if they want - submit it to be included in the touring exhibition which starts in June 2017 at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
 
We are particularly looking for organisations and individuals in Cornwall to sign up for our Falmouth Induction Day on Wednesday 25th May, 10:00 - 12:00, at Falmouth Art Gallery.
 
At the Induction Days, you will:

  • Hear from Outside In staff and staff from partner venues about the project
  • Hear from artists who have worked with Outside In before; learn about their journey and what they have gained from working with the project
  • Find out how to get artists that you know, or support, involved either through Surgery Days or by signing groups up yourself with the help of 'how-to-guides'
 
To book a place on the Falmouth Induction Day, please click here: Falmouth eventbrite event page
 
Also a final note just to say that I hope you enjoy this month's Podcast which I recorded on the 21st April with Viv Gordon - do have a listen and make sure you catch her on her current tour of I Am Joan
 
Best wishes
Hannah
 
 

 

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