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For Arts & Health South West: October 2017
AHSW
 

Director's View October 2017

The programme for AHSW’s Annual Conference and AGM on the 24th November is taking shape. Following the keynote by Dr Richard Kimberlee, on Social Prescribing in the South West region, and a presentation by Sue Moss, Public Health Principal at Bristol City Council, there will be a panel discussion including Jules Ford, Senior Manager for Social Prescribing and Cultural Commissioning at Gloucestershire CCG. In the afternoon Viv Gordon will perform PreScribed (a life written for me), and will be leading one of the breakout sessions looking at the process of making PreScribed and the research that informed it. The Bristol Arts on Referral Alliance team will lead a practical workshop and the Somerset and Devon Community Foundations and UnLtd will be leading a breakout on funding opportunities for new or growing enterprises, with a focus on work with older people. At the end of the day, AHSW Trustee, Mary Chamberlain and I will host a Q&A on our Catalyst Challenge Fund, which will open for applications on November 24th.
 
The deadline for submitting ideas for Provocations is 31st October and I will let you know soon after if you have been successful. The deadline for all bookings is 10th November.
 
The Westminster Hall debate on the Effects of the Arts on Health was well attended by MPs. 9 spoke about work in their constituencies and all were supportive. You can watch the debate HERE. John Glen, Minister for the Arts and Salisbury MP, gave a very positive response and I encourage any of you based in Salisbury to contact him for a meeting to discuss your work. There was general agreement that it was a disappointment that a Minister from the Department of Health wasn’t there and a request for a written response.The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing will be pursuing the recommendations in the Creative Health report over the next year, including the call for a cross-departmental strategy. I will keep you posted as things progress.
 
Alex
 

      
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REPORT: Reawakening Integrated, Arts and Heritage (2017)

A regional programme, with a framework to integrate arts into dementia services in Dorset – a feasibility study. 
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REPORT: Reawakening Integrated, Arts and Heritage (2017)
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Expectations for access to creative activities produced by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)

Recommendations made by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance for prisoners to have access to creative activities have been taken up by HMIP in its criteria for appraising and inspecting prisons and custodial institutions.
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Expectations for access to creative activities produced by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
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Local Authority Arts Funding - what should be done?

As budgets tighten, many local authorities feel they have little choice but to cut spending on arts and culture. But how is the sector reacting and what should be done to help mitigate the damage? (ArtsProfessional Pulse Report special feature)
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Local Authority Arts Funding - what should be done?
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Researchers Sing Praises of Creative People and Places

A three-year evaluation has commended the Arts Council England programme as a source of learning for community arts, but raised concerns about its long-term sustainability. (From ArtsProfessional)
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Researchers Sing Praises of Creative People and Places
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In Search of Wellness: ITN Productions and New NHS Alliance

The New NHS Alliance presents 'In Search of Wellness', a news and current affairs-style programme about ‘wellness’ in collaboration with ITN Productions, launching December 2017
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In Search of Wellness: ITN Productions and New NHS Alliance
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Aesop launches the roll-out of Dance to Health at St Bartholomew s Hospital, London

The £2.3 million expansion of Dance to Health was officially launched on Thursday 5th October 2017 at the Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
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Aesop launches the roll-out of Dance to Health at St Bartholomew s Hospital, London
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AHSW Annual Conference 2017 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

24th Nov in Bristol: A packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. Practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West. BOOKING ENDS 10th NOVEMBER
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AHSW Annual Conference 2017 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE
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 AHSW Podcast
 

AHSW Podcast

New Episode: Libraries, Art and Wellbeing (24-10-2017)   "Podcasting is a great means of communication: it captures the human part of knowledge creation. We can hear academics and practitioners talk about what they do, why they do it and why it matters, in their own words…. the podcast format is like ...
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Screening of 'Resilience - the biology of stress and the science of hope'

This film is a one-hour documentary that examines the emerging science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to prevent toxic stress, which if left untreated can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health & behaviour. 
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Networking event: Art Health Early Career Research Network

This is a free networking event for early career researchers working at the intersections of art and health. We hope to learn more about each others' research, share ideas and consider ways to collaborate.
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Introduction to Creative and Credible

This introductory workshop will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating creative arts for health and wellbeing.
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Creative and Credible Intensive Programme

This programme is aimed at people who have completed ‘Introduction to Creative and Credible,’ or have some experience of evaluation. (Maxiumum 4 Participants)
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Art and Music in Healthcare

The University of Exeter presents its fourth seminar in the series at the WHO Collaborative Centre on Culture and Health, featuring Dr Daisy Fancourt, University College London; Professor Alastair MacDonald, The Glasgow School Art; Ms Ruth Cohen, Project Manager at Daisi.
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AHSW Annual Conference & AGM 2017

A Bristol-based arts and health conference with a packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. An opportunity to hear inspiring and practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and engage with arts and health work happening across the South West.
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Funding your Youth Arts Project (Workshop)

This one-day course is designed for those wanting to develop their fundraising skills, with expert advice – from sourcing new partners, to submitting a strong bid.
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BEYOND THE OBVIOUS International Conference 2017

Belonging & Becoming: Culture, Heritage and our Future. Cultural operators from Europe and beyond will share their visions, as will academic thinkers and social innovators from urban and peri-urban contexts
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Dementia-friendly Exhibition Tour

A friendly and relaxed tour of the BP British Portrait award exhibition, which features a variety of faces, styles and approaches to painting portraits today.
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Next steps for regional development and the creative industries in the UK

Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar
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Medicine Unboxed 2017: MAPS

This year’s Medicine Unboxed which brings together academics writers and clinicians is themed around the notion of Maps.
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Arts in Health Manager Forum

An opportunity for arts programme managers and arts coordinators to find out more about other hospital arts programmes in the UK, share best practice, be inspired and network. RSVP by 29th September.
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Health Humanities & Arts in Health International Symposium

This symposium aims to bring arts and health together with health humanities for a fruitful exchange and opportunities to enrich practice. It will present and explore the latest research and provide an opportunity to share evidence-based practice. 
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FREE PLACES available at Expert Seminar in Music and Dementia

Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) and Methodist Homes Association (MHA) invite you to register for one of the last few FREE places available for their Expert Seminar in Music and Dementia on Monday 20 November at the Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London
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FREE PLACES available at Expert Seminar in Music and Dementia
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Jamboree 2018 (28th June - 1st July 2018)

A bespoke artist-led professional development event bringing together 150 visual artists, curators & programmers in a relaxed setting on the Dartington Estate, Devon. Limited to 150 participants on an invitation-only basis via pre-registration and a bursary scheme. Pre-register by 5th November 
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Jamboree 2018 (28th June - 1st July 2018)
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 Work
 

AHSW Fundraising and Development Professional (Freelance)

AHSW is recruiting a freelance Fundraising and Development Professional to support AHSW’s Director, Alex Coulter, in delivering the Catalyst Evolve Programme with a particular emphasis on Individual Giving. Deadline: 5pm 13th November
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AHSW Fundraising and Development Professional (Freelance)
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 Training and CPD
 

Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 
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Music Care Training Course
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Online Course 'The Art of Wellness: Visual arts and Health'

Learn how visual art practices are used in expressive therapies, community healthcare initiatives, and enhancing community health benefits. This free, short course from the University of Tasmania takes students around 6 hours to complete.
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Online Course 'The Art of Wellness: Visual arts and Health'
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BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts

The University of South Wales is promoting a unique and dynamic vocational course, BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts
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BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts
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Arts in Health Research Intensive at the University of Florida

A 5-day introduction to the field of arts in health and fundamentals in evaluation and research. January 29 - February 2, 2018 at the University of Florida ...

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E-learning Art Therapy Introduction and Foundation courses

These online courses, offered by the Oxford College Of Arts and Therapies, have been designed by experienced art therapists to help participants decide if an ...

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 And Finally...

 
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Updated Conference Programme and new Podcast episode

As Alex mentioned above, the final booking deadline for our conference is 10th November! Concessionary places have almost sold out but we have a handful of regular tickets still available. Book your place HERE.
Also available on the event page via the link above is a copy of the updated programme for the conference. To go directly to the programme PDF, please click here: Draft Annual Conference Programme (updated 27/10/17)
 
In other news, I'd like to add that we recently recorded a great new Podcast episode. Click here to listen: Libraries, Art and Wellbeing 
 
We're really looking forward to seeing you at the conference!
 
Warmest wishes
Hannah
 

 

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