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Arts and Health Training Courses

The courses start in February 2014

Arts and Health Training Courses

Could you benefit from professional development in Arts in Health practice or evaluation techniques?

Willis Newson are offering a range of professional development courses in Arts and Health to start in 2014. Led by expert practitioners, the courses will include teaching and case studies as well as group activities providing opportunities for discussion and feedback. They will combine practical skills development with teaching and reflection.

The programmes are open to project and programme managers working in the field of arts and health or arts and wellbeing, as well as artists, arts practitioners and creative professionals currently working in, or seeking to develop their practice in, arts, health and social care. They will also be of interest to a range of healthcare professionals including arts therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, doctors, activity co-ordinators and managers.

The two courses which start in February 2014 are:

  • Evaluating Arts, Health and Wellbeing Initiatives - Project evaluation remains a key challenge for practitioners and organisations. This course will provide an overview of evaluation techniques to support those managing and delivering arts, health and wellbeing initiatives and introduce participants to the theoretical concepts and practical tools they need to undertake their own evaluations. Our watchwords are Appropriate, Ethical and Credible, but we also encourage participants to think creatively about the approaches they use.
  • Participatory Arts in Health and Social Care - A growing body of evidence supports the contribution of arts to healthcare. This course will give creative professionals and those working in health and social care the skills to support their professional practice in this growing and dynamic field. It will introduce the concepts, values, and models that inform it and help participants develop, deliver and critically evaluate their own projects.

All workshops will be held at Bristol Folk House.

Click here to find out more about the events including how to register and costs, or contact Christina Sadler on [email protected]

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