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For Arts & Health South West: January 2017
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Director's View January 2017

A very short Director’s View this month. I’ve been buried in our National Portfolio funding application to Arts Council and still have to press send!
 
My main message this month is that we received over 300 abstract submissions for workshops, performance, films, poster and oral presentations from over 20 countries, for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference in June. The richness and range of the work and research submitted has been staggering, and it is a hard job to make choices. The standard is extremely high and we anticipate an really stimulating and thought-provoking programme. In fact, we haven’t quite finished the selection process but we hope to be able to inform everyone by early next week. We will also let you know about Volunteer and Bursary applications.
 
I will be sending out an international conference newsletter tomorrow, with a reminder that the deadline for early bird tickets is the end of February. We will have to put a cap on the number of early bird tickets and if we sell out before the end of February, the portal will close and re-open at the beginning of March. You will then be able to buy single day tickets or three days at full-price, which is £450.
 
 
Alex
 
 

      
   News  
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CQC to partner with charities and patient advocacy groups

The Care Quality Commission has announced it will be working with a number of ‘Tell us about your care’ partner organisations: Carers UK, Disability Rights UK, Mind, The National Autistic Society, Patients Association, and the Relatives & Residents Association.
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Artisan Studio need urgent help to find new premises in Bournemouth

Artisan Studio, a thriving community art studio committed to using art to improve wellbeing, have been given 4 weeks notice from Bournemouth Council to leave their current premises, and need urgent help with finding a new space from April 2017.
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Artisan Studio need urgent help to find new premises in Bournemouth
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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that are not currently receiving mail. Read on for more.      
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AHSW Change of Address
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   Resources 
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 AHSW Podcast
 

AHSW Podcast

New Episode: Annual Conference Podcast 2 - Jayne Howard (Listen via the website, Soundcloud or iTunes)     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 ...
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   Events  
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Museums for Health & Wellbeing conference

The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health and wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.
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Hearing Things - Performance

A new drama exploring the dilemmas of psychiatry, from the points of view of patients, relatives and staff.
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Free lecture: Roald Dahl and the Big Friendly Neuroscientist

A lecture exploring the relationship between Roald Dahl and his interest in medicine through the eyes of his doctor and friend Professor Tom Solomon, based on Solomon's book, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine.
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Family Arts Conference 2017

A major cross-artform event exploring age, diversity and inclusion in family arts.
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Cultural funding in England seminar - partnerships, income streams and policy priorities

This seminar will examine next steps for tackling the funding challenges facing the cultural sector in England, and the latest progress in implementing proposals set out in the Culture White Paper.
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Building Culture Event

One day event exploring the opportunities and challenges of climate change for cultural buildings, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, design approaches, and resilience strategies, through in-depth case studies and panel led discussion.
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Drawing the Line Exhibition, University College Hospital

UCLH Arts & Heritage presents an exhibition of new artwork from nine council members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. Founded in 1919, the ...

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 Research
 

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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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health
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Volunteer Creative Befrienders, Westminster Arts Resonate programme

Volunteer artists of any discipline who wish to explore their art with people living with dementia through one-to-one creative sessions in people’s own homes, accompanying people to arts events and supporting people within arts projects. Deadline 16 February 2017
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Volunteer Creative Befrienders, Westminster Arts Resonate programme
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Invitation to tender: Cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions

The Campaign to End Loneliness is commissioning a new research project looking at the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions. Deadline: 7 February 2017
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Invitation to tender: Cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions
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Chair of Trustees at Coda Music Trust

Coda Music Trust are seeking an inspirational individual to work closely with the CEO to lead the organisation through its next stage of development and to figurehead a new emphasis on philanthropic giving at the charity. Deadline: 24/02/17
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Chair of Trustees at Coda Music Trust
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 Work
 

Director, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

The trustees of Pallant House Gallery are looking to appoint a Director who will develop and deliver the organisation’s strategic plan. Deadline 10 February 2017  
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Director, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
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   Opportunities  
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 Funding Opportunities
 

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

Applications are open for up to £5000, plus mentoring and in-kind support, to enable dance creatives to research, test and/or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas. Deadline: 10am, Monday 20 February 2017
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Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund
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DCLG Communities Fund

Funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government for projects that bring together the community and local authorities to design and implement services in ...

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Jerwood Charitable Foundation Performing Arts Micro Bursaries

The Performing Arts Micro Bursaries support independent artists and producers with awards of between £250 and £1,000.  First deadline: 9 January 2017.

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 And Finally...

 
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Communication Failures - An Apology

Here at AHSW things have been unbelievably busy behind the scenes as new projects have begun, and essential funding bids to secure our future have been painstakingly written.
This means that I have had less time than I would like to respond to your queries, whether that be about problems logging in to your account, or for information about the international conference, or anything else you wanted to bring to our attention. I’m very sorry if you feel I have been unresponsive to your messages over the last couple of months. Making sure I am an available point of contact and that we are running a responsive website and enquiries service is something that is a real priority for me and for all of us at AHSW, and I’ve been putting these things first in my mind as we look at building a future that includes exciting opportunities for new growth.
 
In other news, you may have seen, within the list of articles above and on our home page, an update about our new Exeter PO Box address. Since we transitioned to this address back in October 2016, I have been trying to resolve issues with Royal Mail around the service not functioning properly. This is ongoing, and as such, we have not yet received any of the mail that has been sent to this PO Box and there is a risk that any mail sent to this address may have been lost. This is a real problem for us, and we hope that it hasn’t caused any of you any issues.
If you have sent something, and are concerned for its whereabouts, please email me at info@ahsw.org.uk to let me know. Also, if you know that you will need to contact us by post in the immediate future, please contact me so that I can give you the most up to date instructions on the best way to reach us. We are trying to fix this problem as soon as we can.
 
Thank you all for your patience and continued support
 
Warmest wishes

Hannah
 

 

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