LAHF Newsletter – 19 July 2012
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In this issue
LAHF’s touring installation supported by the Wellcome Trust is still on the road and successfully getting people off the sofa and moving about. Despite the atrocious summer weather, the project has already reached thousands of people and there’s more to come. We’ve just completed three days in London and open in Bristol on Friday, followed by Taunton, Camp Bestival and Newcastle. http://fidgetproject.org.uk/2012-tour/ Or you can keep up with the tour by following @FidgetProject on Twitter.
National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing (England)
The new National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeingis due to launch in the autumn and a dedicated media campaign is being planned to coincide with this aiming to demonstrate leading arts and health projects and their impact on patients and the public.
The campaign, funded with the support of the King’s Fund and run by media agency SKV is looking for case studies which showcase the best in the field of arts health and wellbeing. Each region islooking to create a body of case studies which can be drawn on by SKV for press opportunities in different contexts and this means we need a variety of stories on a range of different subjects, demonstrating different points. With press attention in mind we are looking for examples which stand out, show the best of arts in health in each region, demonstrate high quality work or offer real personal stories and insights which demonstrate the impact of the work. Because we will either have to be very responsive or be looking to demonstrate particular points, we cannot guarantee to use every case study we receive but we hope you will be happy to contribute to this important resource. We are still open to receiving case studies from London (and the rest of the country) but the deadline for including these is Monday 23 July. If you would like your organisation or project to be included, please email Damian@lahf.org.uk
Government announces care and support reforms
The government has announced the biggest reform of the care and support system since 1948.
Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Creative Media Policy and Annual Review 2011/12
A new £7m Digital Research and Development Fund for the Arts has been launched by Arts Council England, NESTA and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Launch of The Audience Agency
The Audience Agency is a new national organisation with a mission to inspire arts organisations to put audiences at the heart of their work.
Fragments, Free Space Gallery – 21 July
Artists Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green in collaboration with dancer Katsura Isobe create a site-specific, interactive installation with dance and print throughout the building.
Studio Upstairs online auction – until 23 July
Bidding has now commenced for Studio Upstairs’ on-line art auction One In Four.
Creative Caring Seminar, Age Exchange – 24 July
A practical seminar exploring creative ways to improve the quality of life and wellbeing for older people.
Launch of Ron Hasleden’s ‘Basketball”, St Mary’s Hospital, London – 24 July
Ron Haselden’s Basketball is a new animated light sculpture for St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington based on a drawing by a child from the hospital school.
Preview showing of Superjohn in London – 28 July
Prior to performances in Edinburgh
Bone, Florence Nightingale Museum – 19 July to 31 August
An eclectic exhibition, curated by Simon Gould and Rhiannon Armstrong, of around 60 objects exploring the history and substance of bone, across cultures, time and between disciplines.
CoolTan Arts Community Legacy Walks – various to 7 September
Arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts is to deliver a programme of Community Legacy walks around East London, during and after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Physical Thinking, The Queen’s Gallery, London – 12 to 14 September
A short course, based around the Leonardo Da Vinci: Anatomist exhibition in which participants will have the opportunity to discover the artists notes and drawings through a series of structured movement and performance exercises which take place in the gallery.
‘Joining In – Making Music for Everyone’ – 15&16 September
Booking has now opened for Making Music’s conference, which will be held in the new
building of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and focus on participation.
Jobs and commissions
CoolTan Arts, Operations Director – deadline 25 July
CoolTan Arts is a charity run by people with mental distress.
Projects Coordinator, King's College London – deadline 25 July
King’s Cultural Institute, under the direction of Deborah Bull, provides leadership across the College to extend and enrich its collaborative activities with the cultural sector.
Four posts at Clean Break – deadline 6 August
Executive Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Outreach Worker and Producer
Koestler Trust – Freelance arts project co-ordinator, Glasgow – deadline 30 July
The Koestler Trust is looking for a freelance co-ordinator to organise and facilitate a high-profile arts project with young people in Glasgow.
Curator of Learning and Participation, Arnolfini – deadline 30 July
Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, based in Bristol’s Harbourside.
Giggle Doctors, Theodora Children's Trust, various – deadline 6 August
Theodora Children's Trust is looking for performers/entertainers/actors based near Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and London to train and join its team of giggle doctors who visit children in hospital.
Education and Training
Jumpstart training, CIDA – 23 to 27 July
Jumpstart offers an ‘idea journey’ in which participants will have the opportunity to develop their business concept from idea to draft business plan.
PhD Opportunity in Nottingham
Opportunity for a three year full-time PhD in Nottingham looking at the effectiveness of singing with people with dementia, for a registered health professional.
MA Arts Practice (Fine Art), (Arts, Health and Wellbeing), University of Glamorgan
The University of Glamorgan is offering the opportunity to study part-time or full-time for an MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing).
An Introduction to Strategic Commissioning in the Arts Training, Artswork – 19 October
Artswork is working in partnership with Children England and the Lyric Hammersmith to offer this one-day, practical workshop which aims to guide step-by-step, through the procurement process and help to address the key issues and potential pitfalls.
Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund open for applications
The 2013-14 Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) is now open for applications.
Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards – deadlines 27 July and 26 October 2012
The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media.
Awards and competitions
Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2012 – deadline 31 August
Nominations are now invited for the second year of this award, presented by engage and the Marsh Christian Trust, which aims to celebrate the achievement of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts.
Nominations open for GSK IMPACT Awards 2013 – deadline 21 September
The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.
Get Talking: Wellbeing, Staffordshire – deadline 27 July
An Action Learning Event in Staffordshire, offering practitioners who are working with communities to explore health and wellbeing issues an opportunity to develop their practice by participating in an Action Learning Programme.
Weekend Arts Residency, Accident & Emergence – 17 to 19 August
A&E is a not-for-profit arts organisation committed to staging interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
Host organisations wanted for Dance & Health Project, Hampshire Dance – deadline 12 October
Hampshire Dance is looking for partner organisations to participate in a dance and health project.
Time to Talk Festival 2012, Studio Upstairs – 14 October
Time to Talk Festival Hackney, is part of the national Time To Change campaign which aims to challenge common assumptions, myths and stereotypes about mental health and wellbeing by encouraging everyone to talk more about it with their friends, families and colleagues.
"Overload" is part of Hearts and Minds, Age Exchange’s three year creative arts and reminiscence programme for people who use mental health services in South London.
Short and Longer Term Effects of Musical Intervention in Severe Alzheimer's Disease
This study examined short and longer term effects of musical and cooking interventions on emotional wellbeing of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients.
The first in a two-part guide on future energy strategies for cultural buildings, published by Julie’s Bicycle in partnership with The Theatres Trust and Arts Council England.
New Website for European Reminiscence Network project
“Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training for people with dementia and their family carers” (RTRT) involved partners in 10 EU countries.
First Taste Resources
First Taste is a small arts educational charity that promotes arts educational and stimulative activities for frail older people in nursing and residential care homes and day care centres principally, but not exclusively, in the Derbyshire Dales.
The role of the third sector in delivering social care – Scoping Review
This review was commissioned by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have played an important part in delivering social care services for a considerable time.
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