Friday, 14 November 2014

…and live from Melbourne

Mike White and Janet Morrison were amongst a panel speaking live on national radio on the first day of the 6th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Melbourne. A big thanks to Mike for mentioning the Recoverist Manifesto which is on track to be published before the month is through. You can hear Mike and the hour long, arts and health discussion that was broadcast on ABC National, by clicking on the not very brilliant photograph below.

As ever, this brilliantly organised and full-on event has been quite something and to those old friends (you know who you are) and new friends and collaborators - thank you. You are inspiring. I send the biggest thanks to Arts and Health Australia’s Margret Meagher who as ever, blew us all away. The best yet Margret. Much more on the conference soon.
I shared the Recoverist Manifesto and it felt good. It was a bit of a relief and thanks to those of you who made the effort to have a chat with me about it. As I said prior to sharing it, I am indebted to Mark Prest of Portraits of Recovery for being an inspiration and friend, to Cristina Nunez for her challenging and evocative work, to Will Self for his support and to all of my peers in Italy, Turkey and the UK who contributed their experience, vision and passion. 

Age Exchange: Reminiscence Arts & Dementia: Impact on Quality of Life
The Kings Fund, London
21st January 2015 10- 4pm
A launch of the results of a 3- year research programme demonstrating how the Age Exchange Reminiscence Arts Approach improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia. This event invites commissioners  and service planners to make a radical shift of their approach in service delivery for people living with dementia. Read more at:

Artists' International Development Fund
Deadline:  16th Jan 2015

The Artists' International Development Fund is a joint initiative between Arts Council England and the British Council to support individual artists based in England to work internationally. The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country. The fund is open for a three-year period 2012-2015, with three application deadlines each year. Grants can be applied for within the £1000-5000 range.       .

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