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Museums as spaces for wellbeing free online course
This course is aimed at providing advice, tools and guidance on the steps to take in order to develop, deliver and evaluate health and wellbeing work within a museum, heritage or cultural organisation.
Call for papers: Second Arts in Health Conference and Showcase Deadline 30 November
Showcase your work at an event to provide healthcare professionals with inspiration about the power of the arts to improve people's lives.
Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW) survey
Take part! A museum & heritage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
Nesta Arts Impact fund available
The Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts
Comic Relief Community Cash Fund is now OPEN
Online grant applications of between £500-£1,000, for groups across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is now open.
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing announce new events
Find out about the latest Health and Wellbeing Events, part of the Health and Wellbeing Week, 6 - 12 March. List your museum's events.
A free online short course,"The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health" from the University of Tasmania
In “The Art of Wellness” students will learn how visual art practices are used in expressive therapies, community healthcare initiatives, and enhancing community health benefits. Central...
Call for papers: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol June 2017
Showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. Deadline for submissions of abstracts 20 November 2016.
Are you ready for Dementia Awareness Week?
This year's Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and coming to Alzheimer's Society for information and support.
Royal Society for Public Health call for papers for arts and dementia conference
The RPSH's call for papers for the first international research conference on arts and dementia to be held at the Royal Society for Public Health, 9-10 March 2017 in London.
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
In a unique project where older people were trained as co-researchers to look into the ‘age-friendliness’ of cities, sociologists from The University of Manchester have found social inclusion to be the secret to ageing well – while age
First National Museums and Wellbeing Week (29 February - 6 March 2016)
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the first annual Museums and Wellbeing Week will take place from 29 February to 6 March 2016. This will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are already doing in this field
Taking Part - Focus On: Wellbeing
Arts attenders claim to be ‘happier’ than non-attenders, according to a report released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), based on its Taking Part survey findings over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13. This new report
Flag up your interest in attending a Mental Health First Aid course in Kent
The aim of these courses is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.
Researchers quantify the intrinsic value of culture
Researchers believe they have hit on a robust way of quantifying how much people’s lives are improved by arts and culture. They hope their techniques will help arts organisations to better demonstrate their value and policymakers to make better dec
'Museums Matter' advocacy document available to support your museum to 'make the case'
The National Museum Directors' Council's (NMDC) new document Museums Matters sets out the case for investment in museums ahead of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all si
National Alliance for Museums, Health and Welbeing Survey
Take part! A museum & hertiage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
An new animated Commissioning Toolkit has been launched
A new animated commissioning toolkit was launched on Tuesday 23rd June at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The event was well attended and received, with over 100 delegates from Kent, London and the South East.
Help shape the future of Kent's Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service
Kent County Council (KCC) is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Kent and to improve public health outcomes particularly in Kent’s most deprived communities.
Third Age Creatives Meeting and Commissioned Experiments fund for Swale & Medway, Kent
On the 22nd April 2015, Ideas Test (the Arts Council funded Creative People and Places programme Swale and Medway) will hold a Third Age Creatives meeting to bring together multiple individuals and organisations who work with older people.
Mind, body, spirit: How museums impact health and wellbeing
This new publication, born out of a year-long action research project, Museums, Health and Wellbeing, focused around the creation of a network of museums in the East Midlands region and funded by...
Kent museums find out how they can support the health & wellbeing agenda
On Tuesday 30th September, delegates from across the county came together to hear how museums and heritage organisations can play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing ageda....
Call for papers on culture, museums and wellbeing
Arts & Health, an international journal for research, policy and practice, is calling for the submission of papers related to research, theory, and policy for a special issue coming out in the...
Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care
2-day training course and 4-month traineeship in reminiscence arts in dementia care
Fareham Museum wins 'Safer Place' award
Does your museum maximise its social impact by offering a warm welcome to vulnerable people? The 'Safer Places' scheme aims to provide vulnerable people, and particularly those...
Power to Change programme: Big Lottery Fund
On 6th December the Big Lottery Fund announced their new £150m Power to Change initiative to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. It will be...
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2014
Something for everyone! There are 11 different categories to choose from, offering an opportunity for everyone, regardless of the scale or size of project and budget. Cost-effectiveness is at...
The Happy Museum Project - publication of Learning and Evaluation Report
The Happy Museum Project have announced the publication of their first major Learning and Evaluation report. One of the principles of Happy Museum is to ‘measure what matters’, and the...
The Happy Museum Project - Invitation to take part in National Wellbeing Research Programme
In 2013 the Happy Museum Project proved that museums make people happy, with evidence analysed by ‘happiness economist’ Daniel Fujiwara of the London School of Economics. It was shown...
Understanding Disabled People as Audiences
Shape Arts have produced a new report, Understanding Disabled People as Audiences, which looks at the barriers to participating in the arts for this section of potential audiences. A major...
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local...
The Hedley Foundation Grants
Grants focussed on Young people; their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare, are the Foundation’s main objective. For more information and an application form,...
Thomas Wall Trust Grants
Grants of up to £1,000 for registered charities undertaking educational or social welfare projects in the UK. Next deadline: 30th September 2013. For more information visit the...