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.


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