Monday, 7 February 2011

Film Show, Training, Residencies, Congratulations, Statistics and a Big Walk...

Witam wszystkich zainteresowanych sztuką i zdrowiem. Dziękuję że odwiedziliście mój blog. Jeżeli macie jakieś pytania odnośnie naszej działalności, piszcie do mnie. Pozdrawiam, Clive

Looking at the traffic on the blog, and who stayed on line to read the last article on 'happiness,' it's interesting to see that whilst the UK (green 83%) accounted for just over three-quarters of traffic, the USA followed next (blue 9%), followed Australia (red 4%); Poland (yellow 3%) and France (purple 2%). We also had traffic from Russia; China; South Korea; India; Puerto Rico: Germany and the Netherlands.
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Thank you to everyone who left comments and all those who got in touch via email. 
Now: those opportunities!

RNCM Music for Health is delighted to be running a programme of music residencies at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital throughout 2011. The project, Medical Notes, is funded by Youth Music.
We are looking to appoint three vocalists or instrumentalists of graduate or comparable musical level and with previous experience of making music with people in health care settings to train alongside our lead musicians. The training will comprise observation of lead musicians, workshop sessions, one-to-one mentoring and supervision, artistic exchange with guest artists and running three mentored 10-week residencies at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

This is a unique opportunity for musicians with initial Music for Health experience to further develop their skills and to develop an expertise of working with hospitalised children and young people.
A training fee of £1825 is available for each trainee.

To apply, please submit your CV and expression of interest by Thursday 17 February 12 o’clock noon. Interviews and auditions for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 8 March at RNCM.

For full details, contact: Lilli Brodner-Francis
              Thanks to Melissa Laishley and Rob Vale
LIME Artist Residencies
Lime is offering free work space for up to 4 artists, one shared studio and two desk spaces in a single office/room.   Artists will have access to resources including broadband, shared use of a van, office equipment, health and arts networks, research material and information. The term of occupancy is two years with a 4 month probationary period and selected artists will be offered a contract. By way of exchange each artist will give the equivalent of 1 day per month of their time, e.g. workshop delivery, work produced or mentoring less experienced artists. 

This offer will afford the opportunity for the artist to have a physical base to work from, to work alongside other artists, to explore the arts and health context and to communicate their work within the health service to a very large and diverse audience.

All art forms will be considered. In the past we have hosted visual artists, sculptor/makers, a drama worker and a creative writer. Applications from BME artists will be of particular interest. The studio space to be shared by two artists measures 4m by 10m and has natural light on one side, power points, band saw and mixed tools and equipment. The two desk spaces will share one room.  Lime is accessed by a single double door entrance on the ground floor. The building is old and not yet converted for wheelchair access.

Selection and interviews will be conducted by Lime Lead artists and Director with one external representative.

There is no formal application pack. Please send an expression of interest via email to Your application should include: 
  • An outline of your creative practice and how this opportunity may enhance it (max 2 sides A4)
  • Six examples of your best work
  • A current CV
Application Deadline: 15th February 2011
Interview date: 8th March 2011
Start Date: 5th April
Lime information:

A BIG Walk
In May 1986, during half time at the F.A. Cup Final Tony Russell completed a lap of honour before embarking on a mammoth 2,355 mile unique charity walk (pictures  featured below)  to every professional Football Club in England and Wales, before his triumphant return to Wembley Stadium at half-time on Charity Shield day three months later in August.

In 2011, 25 years later, at the age of 56, Tony plans to complete another epic walk. Last time, his twin aims were to raise money for Cancer Research and to improve the image of football fans following the Heysel Stadium tragedy. This time, Tony wants to raise awareness of mental health issues and the value of the creative arts as an aid to recovery; and to pay a personal tribute to the bravery of the nation’s Armed Forces, many of whom now experience severe mental distress.

Tony will raise funds for  art in mental health, mental health causes and Help for Heroes. Just as before Tony plans to encourage friends, colleagues and celebrities to join him during the course of his walk, whilst he searches for the answer to "What’s It all About " 
(SMALL PRINT: Clive will be joining Tony on the part of the Northern leg of the journey)

CONGRATULATIONS to the artist Claire Ford! Following her Internship at Arts for Health, she has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to expand her knowledge in the field of Arts/Health/Dementia and will be working closely with Arts for Health and colleagues in the USA. More details to follow.

The Lost Generation Film Project (DADAA Inc)

6:00pm to 8:30pm, Thursday 31st March 2011

At Manchester Metropolitan University

This is a unique opportunity to experience the work of DADAA and thanks to Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities, who have supported this event.

DADAA Inc. began as an acronym for Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts, Australia in 1994 and has been at the forefront of the Australian Arts and Disability movement over the past 16 years. It began with project work, developing its practice and approach within large residential health care settings in the suburbs of Perth. This is where DADAA’s first staff trialled the development of Arts and Disability practices through a combination of community theatre, visual and public art, CCD projects, video production and community writing.

The Lost Generation Project is about finding the lost stories of people with intellectual disabilities, many institutionalised for most of their lives. It is about hearing these stories and recognising and celebrating people who have traditionally been socially isolated and aims to assist these people to connect to their communities through arts and culture.

The Lost Generation Project has found unique people from across Australia and provided them with the technology and skills to tell their stories on film. Each core project participant or storyteller is offered the opportunity to make a short film that tells their story.

Simone Flavelle is the Manager/Executive Producer of this project and she will be giving us the opportunity to see some of these films, an experience that cannot be underestimated.

To register for this event or get more details, email

Details of the venue and confirmation of place will be emailed out a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event. There will be a small charge of £2 on the evening for this event.

This event will happen instead of the networking evening planned for the 24th March

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