News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

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! 

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 to the learning are many hands-on visual arts activities aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare. The short course takes students around 6 hours to complete.

The University of Tasmania have over 1000 students enrolled from all over the world including many art therapists, nurses, carers, artists and psychologists and are receiving positive feedback:

“The best part of the course for me was the references, being able to find research and literary sources to support the types of projects and programs that I am hoping to put in place for a new arts health centre.”

“I have just finished this short course. I found it wonderful!!! Loved all of it. As a visual artist this has helped me to look at more towards bigger and more inclusive art projects.”

For more details about the course and to sign up, visit their website