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

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference was epic! I have to say I loved it. I hope everyone else did. The best thing for me was feeling part of such an inspiring international movement. Lord Howarth’s metaphor of Hokusai’s great wave traversing the oceans, gathering its power, cresting in a magnificent parabola, roaring and overawing might have been tongue-in-cheek but there was certainly something powerful happening! Our shared values and beliefs unite us across diverse areas of practice and research, and across continents. We are challenging medical and scientific orthodoxies, clamouring for a new and better way to understand and deliver our health and wellbeing. There was much to stretch our minds and imaginations. All the main keynotes are on YouTube and can be accessed via the website.
 
In a roller coaster week, we also heard that we were successful in our application to the Arts Council National Portfolio which gives us funding for the period 2018-22. There will definitely be another international conference in 2021! Many congratulations to all of you who are also celebrating this week. I was very happy to see friends and colleagues new to the National Portfolio such as Plymouth Music Zone and Theatre Orchard.
 
Some of you may know that AHSW submitted a separate application to Arts Council England for a national Sector Support Organisation, on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing. I am very pleased to say that the SSO bid was also successful and the two national alliances will be merging to form a new Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. We will bring together the strengths of the Museums sector and the Arts and Health sector and hope to provide more coherent and coordinated support for everyone working in this field.
 
I am giving a joint presentation at the South West Federation of Museums and Galleries conference in Exeter next week, with Laura Bedford, Project Coordinator for the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing. I will talk a little about our partnership project with Bristol Museum and Outside In, Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West. It has been a very positive experience working with the museums and galleries involved in this project: Bristol Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery, The Wilson in Cheltenham and Poole Museum. I feel very hopeful that wider collaboration between museums and arts and health providers will be beneficial to us all. The Alternative Visions exhibition is wonderful and if you haven’t seen it yet there is still plenty of time. It is in Bristol until the 10th September and then travels to Falmouth Art Gallery:
 
 
Alex
 

      
   News  
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Live Music Now uses LIBOR to support veterans

Thanks to a grant from the UK Treasury, and during its 40th anniversary year, LMN will be using LIBOR funds to provide interactive concerts to veterans of the armed services at care homes in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and English regions.
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Live Music Now uses LIBOR to support veterans
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Make A Move blog post about Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Michelle Rochester and Sarah Haddow from 'Make A Move' have written a blog post about their experience of presenting at the Culture Health and Wellbeing international conference, and their inspiration for their presentation.
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Make A Move blog post about Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference
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Bristol Street Pianos

Luke Jerram’s world-famous 'Play Me, I'm Yours' street pianos project will hit the streets of Bristol this summer from Thursday 17 August – Thursday 7 September 2017.
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Bristol Street Pianos
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Reading Well scheme to launch in public libraries for people with long-term conditions

The scheme is part of the Society of Chief Librarians’ Public Library Health Offer and has been developed with leading health organisations and people with lived experience and their carers. It will be available in English public libraries from July 2017.
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Reading Well scheme to launch in public libraries for people with long-term conditions
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Royal United Hospitals wins Creative Bath Award for Art

Art at the Heart of the RUH has won a Creative Bath Award for Art. The team hopes that the award will “help us gain greater financial support to enable us to continue to enhance the environment for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors at the hospital”.
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Royal United Hospitals wins Creative Bath Award for Art
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NEW London Arts and Health Forum Blog

Victoria Hume writes about her reflections on working with the Blood Sugars project and their involvement with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in 'The view from here, wherever here is: Arts, health inequality and activism'.
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NEW London Arts and Health Forum Blog
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   Events  
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New Exhibitions at the Circle (Bath Hospital)

Art at the Heart of the RUH is pleased to present a new exhibition at the Circle, Bath Hospital, 'Transformed Land', featuring work from various artists who are interested in place. 
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Looking at innovative approaches to improve the Health and Wellbeing of older people.

A 2-day conference organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Imagine Programme and supported by The Baring Foundation.
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ABILITY 2017

The event coincides with Disability Awareness Day, celebrating the achievements of local Devon based disabled people. It will be an opportunity for disabled people and their families to find out about a whole range of events and have a fun, free day out. 
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Attachment and the Arts conference

This British Association of Arts Therapists conference will explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory. The questions are: ‘What is the value of art in building close, trusting relationships?’; ‘What are the implications for art therapy practice and research?’
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Talk: Other-ing - Working on the border

Join Art Refuge UK’s Bobby Lloyd and Naomi Press for a talk and panel discussion about the art therapy work currently being delivered by Art Refuge UK's team with unaccompanied minors and adult men in the Calais area of northern France.
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Workshop: Other-ing - Engaging with our prejudice, power and privilege

How does privilege create power and how can power lead to an acting on prejudice?  This workshop is for therapists and professionals alike to reflect on working with those who are different to us.
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Other-ing: Apples and Bananas Exhibition

Apples & Bananas is a student-led exhibition showcasing artwork made by graduating MA Art Therapy students from the University of Hertfordshire. This exhibition is a celebration of their shared experience of becoming art therapists. 
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Sensing Movement: A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium, Dublin

This one-day symposium will focus on connection, community and sustainable dance and health practice, supporting health practitioners, movers, teachers, students and those searching to connect in new ways through the moving body.
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XX exhibition and events, Bethlem Gallery

"XX" will include work by over 30 artists spanning the two decades of the gallery's existence. There will be an accompanying programme of events including performance, art workshops and live music. Opening event: 1 July 3-5pm
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Arts and Health Speed Networking

Want to see more creative projects promoting health and wellbeing in Somerset? Come to Tacchi Morris' Arts and Health Speed Networking event to make connections, explore collaborative projects and find out about funding.
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Creative Bridges Conference 2017

A collaborative and interdisciplinary conference drawing on the experience of researchers, practitioners, and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) 
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 Work
 

Project Assistant, rb&hArts

rb&hArts, the arts programme for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, funded by Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, is looking for a Project Assistant to help with the day-to-day running of their innovative cultural projects. Deadline: 17th July 2017
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Project Assistant, rb&hArts
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Create Project Manager

Create is seeking an experienced, highly organised candidate for the role of Project Manager to support its creative arts work with disadvantaged and vulnerable children and adults. Deadline: 3rd July 2017
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Create Project Manager
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Seasonal Craft Assistant supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

The Lantern Community (Hampshire) are seeking an assistant craft person/maker with an interest in performance, to work alongside the Team Leader in a workshop supporting Adults with a Learning Disability. Deadline: Wednesday 5th July 2017.
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Seasonal Craft Assistant supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities
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 Training and CPD
 

Story and the body workshop

Using techniques from drama and movement therapy this day will explore how stories, when embodied, reveal hidden depths and activate archetypes lodged within our own personal stories. On 15/07/2017, 10:30-17:00, at The Lighthouse, Bull's Quarr, Tytherington BA11 5BW
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Story and the body workshop
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Group for Education in Museums (GEM) Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing

Are you a mid-career heritage educator involved with health & wellbeing? Do you want to advance your professional development? Then GEM's Health and Wellbeing course might be for you!
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Group for Education in Museums (GEM) Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing
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   Opportunities  
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 Funding Opportunities
 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation fund

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London. Rolling deadline.
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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation fund
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Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary for disabled artists

Applications are now open for the 10th Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) to support mid-career disabled artists. This year’s successful recipient will receive an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with Pallant House Gallery. Deadline 1 August 2017
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Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary for disabled artists
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 And Finally...

 
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AHSW July Office Hours

After returning beaming and tired from the CHW Conference last week, I'm leaving the office again for a holiday between 5th - 18th July, so any emails to the info@ahsw.org.uk email address will be picked up when I'm back, but please feel free to send your content through for the July eBulletin in the meantime!
 
Let's hope last week's heatwave wasn't the last of the summer!
 
Best wishes
Hannah
 

 

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