Posted in September 2018

Resource: Launch of MARCH network to explore how social, cultural and community assets can enhance public mental health and wellbeing

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced £8-million-worth of funding to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions. One of the grants – for £1.25m – has been awarded to Dr Daisy Fancourt at UCL. Her network, MARCH, will explore how social, cultural and community assets (including the arts, … 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: “A useful piece comparing the roles of organic and paid social media activity. This is … Continue reading

Resource: Active Ingredients – the Aesop planning and evaluation model for Arts with a Social Purpose

Aesop and BOP Consulting launch Active Ingredients, a new approach to aid practitioners and commissioners, working across the arts and social sectors, to understand more about how arts interventions actually work. The Active Ingredients Project aims to deepen our understanding of the ways in which arts interventions in health and social contexts work – and … Continue reading

Training: Life Circles National Training Day 2018

An inspirational day for dance artists, activity co-ordinators and carers interested in developing engaging arts activities in care settings. The day explores how the content of the Life Circles programme can support the quality of care for fragile, older people. Takes place on Saturday 6th Oct, 2018, near Taunton Fee: £40; bring your own lunch. Refreshments … Continue reading

Training: Dementia and the Arts – Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives; a FutureLearn online course

Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementia through science and the creative arts in this free online 4-week course, CPD certified; accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). In this course you will discover how the arts can create a common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all … Continue reading