The Innovation Cafe

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In February Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre and Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre present The Innovation Café – a symposium showcasing some of the most innovative, imaginative and daring collaborations and innovations in the arts, business and healthcare communities.

The afternoon will include a range of speakers and workshops and we are inviting six cultural leaders and organisations to showcase their work. Presentations should be dynamic, engaging and original and must be presented in a PechaKucha format (a Japanese form of presentation – 20 slides, 20 second each). Presentations should focus on: a case study of your work, how working cross sector has broadened / strengthened / challenged your organisation and how innovation has shaped your approach. Ideally we would like to showcase a range of collaborations across arts / business / healthcare / public and private sectors.

The event, which will take place in our 250 seat auditorium, will be dramatic, experimental and offer a vast array of innovations for a hungry audience.

If you are interested in participating please email louise@tacchi-morris.com detailing: your name, your organisation(s) name, your contact details, a bit of history about your organisation/collaboration. Many thanks, Louise Lappin-Cook, Director, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton, TA2 8PD :: tacchi-morris.com :: 01823 414141

Training: Evaluating Arts, Health & Wellbeing Initiatives

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Willis Newson have just launched their 2014 training courses.

  • Are you currently working in the field of arts in health or arts and wellbeing?
  • Do you need to credibly demonstrate the outcomes and impacts of your work?
  • Do you want to want to develop and grow your professional practice or initiative in a way that is sustainable and exemplifies best practice?

Project evaluation remains a key challenge for practitioners and organisations. This course will provide an overview of evaluation techniques to support those managing and delivering arts, health and wellbeing initiatives and introduce participants to the theoretical concepts and practical tools they need to undertake their own evaluations. Our watchwords are Appropriate, Ethical and Credible, but we also encourage participants to think creatively about the approaches they use. Led by expert practitioners, the course will include teaching and case studies as well as group activities providing opportunities for discussion and feedback. Practical skills development will be combined with teaching and reflection. A suggested reading list will be provided.

Course details
Day 1: Appropriate, Ethical and Credible: An Introduction to Arts and Health Evaluation
Day 2: Anecdote to Evidence: Understanding, Accessing and Using the Evidence Base
Day 3: Making Sense of the Numbers: Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
Day 4: Making Sense of What People Say and Do:Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
Day 5: Getting the Message Out: Credible and Effective Reporting

The programme is open to project and programme managers working in the field of arts and health or arts and wellbeing, as well as artists, arts practitioners and creative professionals currently working in, or seeking to develop their practice in, arts, health and social care. It will also be of interest to a range of healthcare professionals including arts therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, doctors, activity co-ordinators and managers.

To book click here 

Download the course brochure here:Evaluation Training 2014

Dates: The course will run fortnightly
from 9am – 3.30pm on:
Tuesday 11th February
Tuesday 25th February
Tuesday 11th March
Tuesday 25th March
Tuesday 8th April

Cost: 

  • £450 for the full 5-day programme
  • £110 per day for individual days

While you can choose whether to attend the full five days or pick and choose individual sessions, we do recommend that all participants take the first Introductory session.

As part of our commitment to improving the delivery of arts and health projects, we offer a range of training and professional development courses to those working in the field. For details on other training visit our website.

Training: Participatory Arts in Health and Social Care Settings

website imageWillis Newson have just launched their 2014 training courses.

  • Are you currently working or would you like to work in the field of arts and health
  • Would you like to know how to develop and deliver effective arts projects?
  • Do you want to understand how your work fits into current policy and health agendas?

A growing body of evidence supports the contribution of arts to healthcare. This course will give creative professionals and those working in health and social care the skills to support their professional practice in this growing and dynamic field. It will introduce the concepts, values, and models that inform it and help participants develop, deliver and critically evaluate their own projects. Led by expert practitioners, the day will include teaching and case studies as well as group activities providing opportunities for discussion and feedback. It will combine practical skills development with teaching and reflection. A suggested reading list will be provided.

Course details
The course programme:
Day 1: The Arts, Health and Social Care Context
Day 2: Safe and Ethical Practice within Arts and Health
Day 3: Leading Effective Arts Projects in Health and Social Care Settings
Day 4: Accessing, Understanding and Using the Evidence Base
Day 5: Getting your Work Commissioned

The programme is open to artists, arts practitioners and creative professionals across all artforms currently working in, or seeking to develop their practice in, arts, health and social care. It will also be of interest to a range of healthcare professionals including arts therapists, occupational therapists, activity co-ordinators, public health specialists, counsellors, psychotherapists, researchers and others who wish to better understand the use of arts-based and creative methods in health and social care settings.

Date:The course will run fortnightly from 9am – 3.30pm at Bristol Folk House on:

Thursday 27th February
Thursday 13th March
Thursday 27th March
Thursday 10th April
Thursday 24th April

Cost: £375 for the full 5-day programme.

Bristol Bursary: Four bursary places supported by Bristol City Council are offered to Bristol based artists or arts professionals at a subsidised rate of £125 for the 5-day programme.

To book click here 

Download the course brochure here: Participatory Arts in Health and Social Care Training Programme

As part of our commitment to improving the delivery of arts and health projects, we offer a range of training and professional development courses to those working in the field. For details on other training visit our website.

Creative Networking

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Get creative and meet others working in Arts and Health in Bristol. 

Bristol Arts and Health Forum are running a series of creative networking events. The events are open to anyone currently engaged in Arts and Health activities, or for those who want to get involved in the sector. So whether you are an arts and health practitioner, art consultant, artist or a health and social care professional these events are for you.

All of the evenings will be suitable for all levels of ability.

There will be four events in total and the second session will be:

To the Drawing Board

On: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
At: The White Room at The Island
Cost: Free but booking required

Are you a creative looking to meet commissioners?  Or a commissioner looking to meet creatives?

Join artist Marcus Lanyon in a workshop to encourage creative match-making for projects, ideas and skills. Ideas will be created initially through drawing or writing in a fun and collaborative way. From here participants will make simple wax sculptures as a response to the collaborations, and finally, we will hold a Private View of our work to each other. Creativity and communication will be encouraged throughout and you’ll have the chance to freely network with a group of like-minded professionals. 

No prior experience of drawing or sculpting is required – we’ll be using methods and approaches that you will already be familiar and comfortable with.

Participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire before the workshop so we are able to see what skills and ideas are on offer or being sought from each other.

Other events to follow will be:

March– A workshop by Rodney Harris exploring materials in unconventional ways, including clay and fruit.

May – A workshop by Ali Brown called Urban Knitting – Aruba Stones, encouraging participants to create their own piece of knit graffiti and be part of a ‘knitiffi’ installation.

Previous Events:

Anouk Mercier ran a creative networking event focusing on drawing.

To be kept up to date about these events and more please sign up to the Bristol Arts and Health blog.

Event booking at Eventbrite 

Images of a previous creative networking event.

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