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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Job Opportunity: ‘LEAD TRAINER’ and ‘SUPPORT TRAINER’ for Arts & Wellbeing, Kent

Contract opportunity – Arts & Wellbeing

Application closing date: 23rd March 2016

THE BRIEF: To develop and deliver a training programme ‘arts for dementia & arts for community mental health wellbeing’ for the LAPWING (Live Art Practice Wellbeing Inspired Network Group) project. It is about building the confidence, capability and capacity of Kent’s socially-engaged artists and creatives who are motivated to work with vulnerable adults to enhance their wellbeing.

This innovative and exciting programme of training is to be developed and will be delivered over three half day sessions in April and May 2016 and a fourth session, a peer review sharing session, in early August; all to be hosted at AgeUK Canterbury.

Details about what is required from the trainers are in the project brief.

This partnership project is led by AgeUK-Canterbury with Fay Blair & Kent Creative Arts CIC who will deliver this specialist ‘sensitisation’ training sessions for 30-40 artists/creatives to enable them to deliver higher quality participatory group experiences.


Train Local Kent artists to gain confidence, understanding, technical/practical insights and skills on how to engage effectively with people with dementia, mental health issues .
Generate uplift and wellbeing among vulnerable group audiences, mainly older people.
Raise awareness of the value of the arts and develop richer relationships with organisations to foster future artist engagement opportunities.


If you are interested  in applying for the role of either  ‘lead trainer’ or ‘support trainer’, download the full brief and application details here  here:

Deadline to submit your application: 23rd March 2016

Contact Fay Blair for any further information.

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