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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.

Visit the Kent Creative Arts website