Sunday, 14 May 2017

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Welcome to another blog which sees an excellent conference in Wales, a dubious and terrible quality video of the crack-pot 'High-Kick-to-Health' project, an artists commission, and new funding opportunities. What more could you want to start of your week?

Storytelling for Heath 
There is now just over a month until the Storytelling for Heath conference takes place in Swansea on 15th, 16th and 17th June. This major international conference includes workshops, panel discussions, presentations, performances, poetry, music and exhibitions from over 90 international contributors -   it is shaping up to be a really exciting programme! The conference brings together clinicians, healthcare workers, artists, patients, policy makers and others with an interest in the intersection between storytelling and health to showcase the really exciting work already going on in this field and to take forward the debate about how we can all develop our practice.  We really hope we will see you there.  Tickets are available HERE. For more information and to see the full conference programme please visit

Art Commission, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Deadline 2nd June 2017
Artfelt is looking for artists for the new Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Applications are welcomed from individuals, studios, companies or collaborations with a good understanding of space, large scale graphics and surface finishes. Details of the commission are HERE.

Nick Deakin
Engaging Libraries Programme opens for applications 
The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that its Engaging Libraries Programme is now open for applications. The programme which is a partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust and the Wellcome Trust offers grants of £5,000 - £15,000 to libraries to deliver creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing. Applicants must be public library services - but the programme has a strong emphasis on collaboration and encourages libraries to think about a broad range of potential partnership opportunities in the delivery of their projects. The Carnegie UK Trust are aiming to support between 8 - 10 libraries and activities must be completed between October 2017 and October 2018. The closing date for applications is 5pm the 23rd August 2017. Read more by clicking on the image below!

Music grants for older people 
The registered charity, Concertina which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st October 2017. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents. Click HERE.


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