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Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.


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Catalyst Challenge Fund

AHSW has opened applications to its Catalyst Challenge Fund, supported by Arts Council England. Three selected organisations will be challenged to raise £2000 via individual giving, which AHSW will match with a £2000 Catalyst Fund. CLICK HERE to read more about how to apply. (Deadline 31 Jan)

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Culture White Paper

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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Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Arts Development Project Manager (Freelance)

Creativity Works are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager who has experience of socially engaged arts practice and events management on large and small scales, for a forthcoming Arts Development commissioned work in Foxhill, Bath. Deadline: 12pm, 31st Jan

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Jane Moss, writer working in bereavement support

Jane Moss

I'm a writer who works in bereavement support. I volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care UK and I have run therapeutic writing groups with Princess Alice Hospice and the Macmillan counselling ...

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