Sunday, 30 August 2015

2020+ Art, Society and Public Health - Tickets Available Now

2020+ Art, Society and Public Health now open for booking. This free event will take place in the Manchester School of Art on the 7th October with opportunities to hear from others in the field from different countries and cultures. CLICK HERE to register. If you’d like the opportunity to present or workshop ideas (15 mins max) around your practice/research send no more than 200 words explaining what you do and why you’d like to share it and send it by the end of play on Sunday 6th September to

National Alliance News
Want to know more about the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and what it’s been up to? Read about the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and more, by clicking HERE.

Art & Recovery: A symposium exploring the relationship between art, addiction and recovery
13 October 2015 / 10am-12:30pm
Castlefield Gallery

Join this debate on the value of art within the addiction & recovery agenda. Speaking at the event will be Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at MMU, Social Scientist Dr Ali Roy from UCLAN, Zoe Zontou, a Lecturer in Drama at Liverpool Hope University, UKRF founding Director & recovery activist, Alistair Sinclair and founding Director & Twelve commissioner, Mark Prest from Portraits of Recovery. See more and register by clicking on the Melanie Manchot photograph below.

Ideas & Pioneers Fund opens for applications 
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is inviting applications from small constituted organisations that have unique ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK. The new Ideas and Pioneers Fund, which is being delivered by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is providing seed funding for social change. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for up to 18 months to support ideas with unusual promise that will improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK. Funding is available to people working on their own; partnerships or small teams of people working independently, i.e. not as part of an organisation or association; and people working in small organisations with a constitution. Go into the woods below to find out more.

Transitions in Later Life Funding
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is accepting applications to its Transitions in Later Life Fund. The fund is for projects that enhance emotional and mental wellbeing by drawing on resilience-building approaches and showing how these can be applied in pre-retirement to equip people for other later life transitions. Organisations registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland interested in advancing mental wellbeing for people in later life can apply and preference will be given to applications that build on current knowledge, expertise and build capacity in existing projects. There will be a financial support element of around £25,000 but the focus is on providing practical support through consultancy and collaboration. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 5pm on 11th September 2015. Read more by clicking the pixels below.


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