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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community
setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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Art 'doesn't need to be useful', report advises self-evaluating organisations

A new resource aims to guide arts organisations through self-assessment, whether they have chosen to do it or been asked to do so by a funder.

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Day By Day: Short films

A collection of 16 short films featuring the work of sculptor Eric Geddes and poet Robin Ford. Created by Healing Arts (Isle of Wight NHS Trust)

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Evidence

A Choir in Every Care Home - the report

The report '€œLIVE MUSIC IN CARE'€ '€“ which was published during the week of 12 November 2018 at the National Care Forum and Care England conferences.

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Opportunities

Arts Well Grow: Improving mental health and wellbeing

As well as exploring the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing, this session includes mental health awareness, advice on facilitating successful sessions and safe and ethical practice. Participants will have the opportunity to begin developing ideas for their own projects and activities. Thursday 20th June 2019, Falmouth

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