Posted in September 2017

Resource: Creative activities in prisons

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. The guidelines expect that prisoners are encouraged to engage in creative activities to promote learning and boost employability, to improve health … Continue reading

Resource: The Art of the Possible – Quick guide to commissioning arts and culture for better health and wellbeing

This quick guide is for commissioners of health and wellbeing services on partnering with the arts and cultural sector to deliver better outcomes. Targeted at local authorities, CCGs, hospital trusts and other health bodies, it draws on the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s learning, including our work with Kent County Council and Gloucestershire CCG, where innovative partnerships … Continue reading

Resource: Digital Update from Audience Agency

Resource: Digital Update from Audience Agency

Katie Moffat,  head of digital at the Audience Agency, has circulated another newsletter with updates on what’s happening in the world of social media as relevant to the arts, culture museums and heritage sector. In this newsletter Katie mentions the following: “WhatsApp has over one billion daily active users and it’s about to start letting businesses … Continue reading

Public art programme launched in Amesbury

Public art programme launched in Amesbury

The provision of public art in Amesbury was requested through Wiltshire Council’s planning processes and policies and forms part of several requirements upon developers in order to achieve their planning permission. Ginkgo Projects and Bloor Homes present an afternoon of family festivities to celebrate the launch of a public art programme for the Kings Gate housing … Continue reading

Job: Project & Programme Manager, Libraries Unlimited

Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity set up initially to deliver Devon County Council’s Library Service, but expanding and growing into other areas and services such as Fab Lab Devon, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre and the Prison Library service in Devon. Our vision is to bring ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s … Continue reading

Job: Course Tutor Art and Design, Swindon College

  Swindon College is seeking to recruit an experienced course tutor to provide effective course leadership and ensure that the standards of teaching and learning within the department are the highest in the sector. The post holder will be required to co-ordinate a highly effective teaching learning and assessment experience across allocated courses to ensure … Continue reading

Resource: Creative People and Places Programme evaluation

More people from places with low levels of arts engagement are experiencing culture thanks to Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places (CPP) programme. According to an overwhelmingly positive evaluation of its first three years, the community arts programme is starting to achieve its long-term goals of improving wellbeing and a sense of belonging but … Continue reading

Funding: The #iwill Youth Social Action Fund

Currently, 4 in 10 young people regularly engage in social action – such as campaigning, fundraising, and volunteering.  The #iwill campaign has been launched to increase this to at least 6 in 10 10-20 year olds taking part, by the year 2020. The Youth Social Action Fund is part of the #iwill campaign and offers … Continue reading

Training: The Effective Trustee

Training: The Effective Trustee

An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of trustees and management committee members, with an opportunity to explore with others how you can fulfil these effectively. An interactive workshop for trustees of Wiltshire and Swindon voluntary groups. Takes place 24 October 2017, 9.30md to 12.30pm at Wiltshire Community Foundation, Devizes Book online here.