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

We are absolutely thrilled to have been successful in our Catalyst Evolve funding application to Arts Council England. This will enable us to develop our fundraising capacity and strengthen our sustainability. The funds we raise are earmarked for a regional initiative that we are developing in discussion with our sub-regional networks. The plan is to build on the learning from the Cultural Commissioning project with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.
 
AHSW’s annual conference in November will be an opportunity to consult with our wider membership on how we can best support the arts and health sector more widely with peer learning and strengthened networking. There is more information about the annual conference in Hannah’s section below.
 
We have also just heard that an EU funded project, in which we are partners, has been successful. It is called “Art and Social Change: a new path to recovery” and aims to bring about a culture change within substance misuse and recovery programmes by piloting and integrating arts and health approaches and methodologies. The lead partner is Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale Palermo (a public health organization in Sicily) and Lithuania is the coordinator’s country. Other partners are Germany, France and a second UK partner, Portraits of Recovery. The funding is Erasmus Programme Plus, a learning programme, and the aim is to develop training for healthcare workers. We will be involved in the learning and dissemination and the partners will contribute to the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference next June.
 
Don’t forget to submit your practice examples to the APPG Inquiry here.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 August 2016.
 
Have a good summer!

Alex
 

      
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An Introduction: Artisan Community Art Studio CIC

Artisan Community Art Studio is a thriving independent community resource based in Bournemouth. Director Pauline Stanley gives AHSW an introduction to what Artisan is all about.
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An Introduction: Artisan Community Art Studio CIC
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My Mum's Got A Dodgy Brain

ForMed Films' new animation is for and by children who have a parent with mental ill-health
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My Mum's Got A Dodgy Brain
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Taking Art and Culture into the heart of rural communities: Air in G

There are more than 360 village halls in Gloucestershire and, so far, AIR in G – short for Arts in Rural Gloucestershire – has supported professional live arts events in over 80 of them (via RIO - Real Ideas Organisation)
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Taking Art and Culture into the heart of rural communities: Air in G
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ArtCare celebrates 25th anniversary

ArtCare is celebrating 25 years of bringing colour and inspiration to patients, staff and visitors to Salisbury District Hospital. 
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ArtCare celebrates 25th anniversary
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Choir in Every Care Home initiative supported by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has endorsed the findings of a new report led by Live Music Now, Sound Sense and Canterbury Christ Church University, and supported by the Baring Foundation.
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Choir in Every Care Home initiative supported by CQC
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Creativity Works Summer Wellbeing Challenge 2016

Join Creativity Works this August for a month of creative activity with their Summer Wellbeing Challenge
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Creativity Works Summer Wellbeing Challenge 2016
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ACE makes changes in response to sector survey

Changes will be made to Arts Council England’s investment priorities after over 1,000 responses to its survey.

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Submit an Article

We are always on the look out for content for the AHSW website from anyone in the South West working in the Arts & Health field. 'News' articles can be anything from updates about a project you have been working on, general information about your organisation or work for people ...
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Submit an Opportunities Listing

We are always on the look out for opportunities for the AHSW website from anyone in the South West working in the Arts & Health field. 'Opportunities Listings' can be anything from job adverts and volunteering opportunities, to a call-out for participation in a project, or opportunities for people to take part in training courses. ...
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Submit an Events Listing

We are always on the look out for events to promote via the AHSW website from anyone in the South West working in the Arts & Health field.   To submit an Events Listing for the website and e-bulletin, please download and complete a copy of the form below, and send it to our ...
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 AHSW Annual Conference 2016
 

AHSW Annual Conference 2016

  This year AHSW will host a special 2-day annual conference at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, with options to buy tickets for either or both days. We have designed this 2-day conference in response to feedback from last year's annual conference. Many of our members have requested opportunities to spend more time engaging in in-depth explorations ...
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12X12 Sealed Auction - Art at the Heart of the RUH & Bath Artists' Studios

To mark their 20th Anniversary, Bath Artists’ Studios are collaborating with Art at the Heart to relocate the popular Sealed Auction of 12”x12” works by BAS artists to the RUH hospital’s central corridor. All proceeds will be donated to the work of both charity organisations. 
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Waving Goodbye to Victorian Dad

‘Waving goodbye to Victorian dad’ is for people working in the performance and museum sectors to explore how diverse performance can be used to break out of the ‘Victorian Dad’ culture of museums. 
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Forest, Field & Sky - day workshop

A unique day of creative exploration in a stunning Somerset landscape with a dance artist and a playwright.
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WORKSHOP Exploring Play through Creative Writing

One day Orchard Foundation workshop for adults aiming to provide a creative, stimulating and enjoyable learning experience through the medium of writing for wellbeing.
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Arts and Dementia: Research into Practice

This conference in Nottingham will explore some of the key issues affecting those who practice arts and dementia activity, those who research it and those ...

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Arts, Health and Wellbeing Day Conference

The Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group is mounting a conference exploring the contrasts and commonalities between theoretical perspectives, research methods and professional ...

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Art in Mental Health: A Foundation Course in Art Therapy

This popular part-time course introduces participants to key factors in working with visual art in a wide variety of therapeutic and health contexts, focussing on ...

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Arts and health videos and podcasts from Australia

Material from Arts & Health: Making The Connections, a one-day forum at the Science Exchange in Adelaide to explore ways of working together to demonstrate the case for arts as key to healthy individuals and communities.
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Arts and health videos and podcasts from Australia
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Printmaking in Plymouth with Double Elephant

A new opportunity for learning printmaking in Plymouth under expert tuition from Double Elephant Print Workshop at Prynne Chapel, Plymouth. A range of courses Sept 2016 - Feb 2017
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Printmaking in Plymouth with Double Elephant
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Commission for RSPH anniversary deadline 29 July 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health is commissioning a commemorative artwork for its 160th anniversary this year - a reinterpretation of Hogarth's 'Gin Lane'.
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Commission for RSPH anniversary   deadline 29 July 2016
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Call for Practice Examples

As part of an Inquiry into the role of the arts in health and social care, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and ...

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Storytelling for Health Conference - Call for Contributions

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is holding its very first Storytelling for Health conference on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017. This major international ...

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 Training and CPD
 

Outdoor Theatre Making With Teatr Biuro Podrůzy

In this exciting workshop opportunity, performers, theatre makers and arts professionals with a commitment to outdoor arts will work with Teatr Biuro Podrózy to explore their process of making performance. 28th - 31st August 2016.  
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Outdoor Theatre Making With Teatr Biuro Podrůzy
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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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Workshop: Embodying the present and ancient in relationship and environment
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Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing

This 8-week online course 'An Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing' for personal and professional development led by Lapidus members Anne Taylor and Victoria Field, is now recruiting a new intake to start on 12th September 2016.
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Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing
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 Funding Opportunities
 

Two new strategic funds from Arts Council England

Celebrating Age, jointly funded by the Baring Foundation, will grant £50k-100k to organisations investing in access for older people, while Building Resilience aims to increase the resilience of up to 100 cultural organisations.
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Two new strategic funds from Arts Council England
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Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2016/17: Final Week to Apply

£7000 bursary including three-month residency at Turner Contemporary to support mid-career disabled artists, now in its final week of submissions.
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Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2016/17: Final Week to Apply
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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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AHSW Annual Conference 2016

The wait is nearly over!
 
Plans for our 2-day 2016 Annual Conference have been going at full speed, and we have released information and prices on our Annual Conference info page here.
 
Tickets will be released in our next e-bulletin on 17th August 2016, and we'll give you all the information you need to book your ticket via our website. You can book for either 24th November, 25th November or both days. 
 
We're putting together the final details of the 2-day programme so stay tuned for information on what's in store. 
 
In other news, you will have seen in this month's e-bulletin that I've created some handy new pages on the AHSW website with templates and instructions for submitting a news article, events listing or opportunities listing. If you visit these pages you'll find a template and guidance for submitting your own content to the AHSW website - email your completed forms back to me and I'll gladly include your content in upcoming ebulletins. 
 
In August we will be at limited capacity towards the end of the month, so I'll put details of when the office will be out of action in our next e-bulletin.
 
Enjoy the sun (where you can get it!)
 
Hannah
 
 
 

 

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