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Arts in Health Professional Development workshops and courses

October 2012 - March 2013

Arts in Health Professional Development workshops and courses

Could you benefit from professional development in Arts in Health practice or evaluation techniques? Willis Newson, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE) is offering day workshops and courses in subjects related to participatory arts and in evaluation. Gain new skills, hone your practice, and meet other practitioners while learning from leading professionals and academics and external specialists with significant experience in the sector. Click here to find out more.

The courses are open to arts in health professionals, health and social care professionals including arts and occupational therapists, activity co-ordinators, health care professionals, public health specialists, psychotherapists and researchers interested in exploring connections between arts and health and developing practice in this area. They will also be of interest to artists, writers, musicians, theatre professionals and other arts practitioners currently working or seeking to develop their practice in arts in health.

“It’s really helped my practice […] very timely and helpful”, said one student on the courses last year. “Quality of teaching was superb,” said another.

Pick and choose the individual day workshops that interest you, or work towards a formal qualification with the full 6-session accredited module.

Participatory Arts in Health and Social Care Settings (2012 workshops)

  • 3rd October. The Context of Arts and Health: Research, policy and practice.
  • 17th October. Setting up and Facilitating Arts and Health Projects.
  • 31st October. Safe and Ethical Practice in Arts and Health.
  • 14th November. Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Arts and Health.
  • 28th November. Marketing and Presentation Skills: Bringing your project to life.

Evaluating Arts in Health Initiatives (2013 workshops)

  • 16th January. Understanding Evaluation: Developing evidence-based practice in arts & health.
  • 30th January. Evidence Reviews and Document-Based Evaluation Techniques.
  • 13th February. Developing an Arts & Health Evaluation Framework (Part 1): Aims setting to data collection (including quantitative, economic and qualitative approaches).
  • 27th February. Developing an Evaluation Framework (Part 2): Data analysis to dissemination.
  • 13th March. Creative and Arts-Based Approaches to Project Evaluation.

All workshops will be held on the UWE campus in Bristol. For further details, including cost and where to register, contact Miranda Borman ([email protected]).

Visit willisnewson.co.uk/uwe-arts-in-health-and-social-care-courses.html

Click here to download the general overview flyer.(356 KB)