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

This will be a rather short Director’s View as I try to catch up before the Christmas break.
 
I have been working on the report from the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference which should be available to download from the conference website by the time you get this newsletter, if all goes to plan!
 
Otherwise it has been head down in AHSW’s business plan for the next year and work on our Catalyst Evolve project. Don’t forget the deadline for applying for the Catalyst Challenge Fund is 31st January. We are now planning our Catalyst learning programme of action learning sets and a winter school to explore experiential research methods. More on that next year.
 
Have a wonderful Christmas!
 
Alex
 

      
   News  
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Live stream - Creative Case: leading diverse futures

Live stream Arts Council England's one-day conference to help artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries increase diversity in their workforce, leadership, audiences and artistic work. Monday 15 January 2018, 11am-5pm
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Live stream - Creative Case: leading diverse futures
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NEW Somerset Arts and Health Network

Do you work in the creative arts or as a health professional in Somerset? Would you like to connect with others to share ideas, explore potential collaborations and secure funding for projects?  Join the new Somerset Arts and Health Network and come along to a meeting in 2018.
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NEW Somerset Arts and Health Network
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Wellbeing Exeter wins National Award

An initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Exeter has been recognised with a prestigious national award for its work on Social Prescribing.
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Wellbeing Exeter wins National Award
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Vital Signs report warns that the West of England must raise more funding to prevent mental health problems

Urgent action is needed to prevent local people in the West of England suffering mental health crises.  This is the key conclusion of the 2017 Vital Signs report from Quartet Community Foundation.
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Vital Signs report warns that the West of England must raise more funding to prevent mental health problems
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New Website Tells the Story of Healthcare in and around Salisbury

ArtCare are pleased to announce the launch of a new online digital archive which shares the historical collections held at Salisbury District Hospital. The website includes an interactive map, themed collections, highlight on key objects and downloadable resources for schools.
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New Website Tells the Story of Healthcare in and around Salisbury
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   Events  
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Growing Excellence in Dementia Care: 10th International Dementia Conference

Ireland’s largest annual dementia event, featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide. Early Bird tickets available until 20th January 2018
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FREE Creative Movement Workshop with Viv Gordon

Find out how creative movement can help boost your mood. This fun introductory workshop will offer a safe space to explore how dance and creativity can improve wellbeing. 
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Aesop National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase

An event for health decision makers; the focus of the Conference is on how the arts can contribute to current health priorities. Early bird booking deadline 31st January 
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Where Next for Social Prescribing in England - outcomes, patient choice and cost-effectiveness

This Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the key issues in the increased use of social prescribing in England.
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FLAM 2018 Conference

FLAM (For Love And Money) 2018 is all about supporting artists, arts professionals, artist-leds, arts organisations, and those who want to work with them to develop strong and expansive networks, where new work and ideas are explored, and to discover new roads to fundraising.
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Dramatherapy South West Conference/AGM 'Bringing in the Light'

Dramatherapy SouthWest is delighted to announce a forthcoming conference & AGM with a range of exciting workshops & performances bringing illumination to deepest winter and uplift our spirits.  
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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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Call for Entries: European Healthcare Design Awards 2018

Celebrating the cream of healthcare design projects worldwide, the awards will help set a benchmark from which to advance standards in the creation of healthcare environments that support new systems of care delivery, research and the implementation of design innovations. Deadline: 22nd Feb 2018
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Call for Entries: European Healthcare Design Awards 2018
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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 ...

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 Work
 

Artist Commission: Bodies With Organs

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission a new artwork which adopts an unusual, creative and innovative approach to the subject of organ donation, provokes conversations and raises awareness of organ donation. Deadline: 5pm 14th Jan 2018
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Artist Commission: Bodies With Organs
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Alive Art Workshop & Access All Ages Presenter

Alive is looking for an inspiring individual to lead art and Access All Ages sessions in the Bristol area, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and BANES. This is an opportunity to do something which benefits vulnerable older people and to work as part of a friendly and supportive team. Deadline: 12pm Monday 8th Jan 2018
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Alive Art Workshop & Access All Ages Presenter
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Fresh Arts Manager (Bristol)

North Bristol NHS Trust is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Arts Manager to manage the overall delivery of the Fresh Arts Programme during the current post-holder’s sabbatical. Deadline 27th Dec 2017
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Fresh Arts Manager (Bristol)
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 Training and CPD
 

2018/19 Clore Fellowships

Apply for 2018/19 Clore Fellowships: a unique, fully funded development opportunity for exceptional arts & culture leaders. Closing date for applications 29th January, 2018
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2018/19 Clore Fellowships
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Creative and Credible CPD Programme

The programme aims to support best practice in evaluation in arts, health and wellbeing. There is an option to attend an introductory workshop at a significantly reduced price, and an opportunity to undertake an intensive follow-up programme with a small group of participants. Starts: January 2018
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Creative and Credible CPD Programme
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Running Writing Groups - online course

Discover how to design, launch and facilitate your own writing group with this new six-week online course. Starts 22nd January 2018
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Running Writing Groups - online course
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Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing

An 8-week online course in writing for personal and professional development which provides skills, techniques and resources for both personal exploration and for use with clients and groups.  Starts 15th January 2018
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Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing
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The Art of Invitation Short Course

Encounters Arts and Schumacher College bring you a short course focussing on how we design 'Invitations to Join In' that enable us all to learn together and how to flourish living within the Earth's Ecological limits. February-March 2018.
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The Art of Invitation Short Course
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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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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 ...

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AHSW Christmas Hours

Thank you to all of our members for sharing all the fantastic work that you have been doing over 2017. It's the end of an exciting year for AHSW having run the amazing Culture Health and Wellbeing 3-day international conference for a second time: the conference report has been a lovely way to look back on the event and what we and the many many contributors accomplished together.
 
AHSW is now closing up shop until 2nd January when I'll be back in for a half-day, before being properly back at my desk from 4th January.
 
We wish you all a restful and warm Christmas with time to recharge and reconnect.
 
See you in 2018!
 
Hannah
 

 

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