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Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

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Catalyst Challenge Fund

AHSW has opened applications to its Catalyst Challenge Fund, supported by Arts Council England. Three selected organisations will be challenged to raise £2000 via individual giving, which AHSW will match with a £2000 Catalyst Fund. CLICK HERE to read more about how to apply. (Deadline 31 Jan)

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Introducing the UK's largest library of patient information videos

The Libraries are organised by sector, and library contains over 200 health and care videos relevant to each sector.  Every video has been produced with, and written by clinicians, with new ones being added on a regular basis.

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Evidence

Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Opportunities

Arts Development Project Manager (Freelance)

Creativity Works are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager who has experience of socially engaged arts practice and events management on large and small scales, for a forthcoming Arts Development commissioned work in Foxhill, Bath. Deadline: 12pm, 31st Jan

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Lisa Dowler
Small Things Dance Collective/Edge Hill University
Dance Artist/Senior Lecturer in Dance

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