Online Meeting Programme

In this troubled time we want to offer you support; enable you to re-connect and make new connections; and help everyone prepare for and imagine a different future.

Connect with others interested in arts and health by joining our Zoom networking meetings and webinars throughout May and June.

Anyone is welcome to all or any of the meetings and webinars, although you will see that most have a geographic focus and you may wish to join the meeting most relevant to where you live or work.

Wednesday 6th May (10:00 – 12:00)

Networking and support meeting: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

This is a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Bristol City Council, Culture Weston and Willis Newson. Its area of focus will be arts and health in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE.


Wednesday 13th May (11:00 – 13:00)

Networking and support meeting: BANES, Wiltshire and Swindon.

This is a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Creativity Works and Wiltshire Council. Its area of focus will be arts and health in BANES, Wiltshire and Swindon.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE.


Wednesday 20th May (10:oo – 12.00)

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Positive Futures

This online session is an opportunity to connect with others interested in young people, the arts, creativity and mental health, and is run in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Southampton Art in Health Forum.

This session is facilitated by Arts & Health South West as part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020

The session will be hosted on Zoom and will last for 2 hours, with a 15 minute break in the middle. The first half will be run as a webinar, and the second half will be run as an interactive meeting.

Book HERE


Thursday 21st May (15:00 –  16:.30)

Creativity & Wellbeing Week Webinar: Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation

This webinar will explore ways in which evaluation can support the arts and health sector to meet the challenges of loneliness and isolation.

The webinar will be led by Jane Willis, Director of Willis Newson, one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies. Jane Willis will be joined by Professor Norma Daykin, Tampere University, Finland, who will reflect on her recent involvement with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, including work on understanding loneliness and the effects of loneliness interventions in arts and culture. Organised in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

The session will be hosted on Zoom and will last for 1.5 hours. There will be 2 follow-up workshops that will only be made available to people who have attended this first webinar (see below for follow-up workshops on 28th May and 4th June).

Book HERE


Wednesday 27th May (10:00-12.00)

Gloucestershire: Co-produced arts and health interventions

This interactive meeting will focus on working collaboratively to plan, test, fund and deliver co-produced arts and health interventions in Gloucestershire. It will feature presentations and discussions from Create Gloucestershire, Artshape,  and other members of the Gloucestershire Arts on Prescription consortium.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE


Wednesday 27th May (14:00 – 16:00)

Networking and support meeting: Cornwall

This is a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Arts Well CIC. Its area of focus will be arts and health in Cornwall.

Book HERE


Thursday 28th May (14:30 – 16:30)

Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation Workshop 1: “Evidence, Aims and Outcomes”

Workshop 1 will delve into evidence around arts, loneliness and isolation in more detail, looking at the different kinds and causes of loneliness. Participants will be prompted to apply this to the context of their own project to develop a fuller understanding of participants’ needs.

Considering examples of what has worked elsewhere, participants will look at how to use the evidence to inform the development of a project, including how to overcome possible pitfalls and barriers to engagement.

The group will then look at different reasons to evaluate, different types of evaluation and the different questions that an evaluation might seek to answer. Participants will be supported to think about why they are evaluating and what they want to find out.

This workshop is intended only for those who attended the webinar Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation on 21st May. It is limited to 12 places. Participants are expected to attend both workshops.

Book HERE


Wednesday 3rd June (10:00 – 12.00)

Networking and support meeting: Devon & Torbay

This is a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Devon Recovery Learning Community, Significant Seams and Torbay Culture. Its area of focus will be arts and health in Devon and Torbay.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE


Thursday 4th June (1200 – 13:00)

Webinar: Re-imagining creative wellbeing practice in the time of Covid-19

This webinar, with Philippa Forsey, Manager of the Creative Wellbeing Programme at Creativity Works, and Julia Puebla Fortier, AHSW Research Associate at AHSW, will be a conversation about the ways artists, volunteers and peer-led groups are evolving in response to change.

Book HERE


Thursday 4th June (14:30 – 16:30)

Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation Workshop 2: “Theory of Change, Data Collection, Reporting and Dissemination”

During Workshop 2, the group will look at how to develop a Theory of Change to strengthen the rationale for our project and enable us to identify appropriate and meaningful evaluation questions.

The group will look at how to choose the right evaluation tool for each question, exploring the benefits and challenges of a range of qualitative and quantitative tools including outcome tools designed to measure loneliness and isolation.

This workshop is intended only for those who attended the webinar Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation on 21st May. It is limited to 12 places. Participants are expected to attend both workshops.

Book HERE


Wednesday 10th June (10:00 – 12:00)

Networking and support meeting: Dorset

This is a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with The Arts Development Company. Its area of focus will be arts and health in Dorset.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE


Wednesday 17th June (10:00 – 12:00)

Somerset: Social Prescribing then, now and in the future – Online Meeting

This interactive meeting will feature presentations and discussions on the topic of Social Prescribing then, now and in the future, in Somerset, including case examples of current arts on prescription projects. This meeting is run in partnership with Creative City Somerset, Take Art and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Limited to 50 places.

Book HERE


Zoom Guidance and Data Protection

Please read the following information in relation to taking part in AHSW’s Zoom Meetings and Webinars:

 

AHSW Zoom Guidance – Regional Meetings and Webinars

Privacy Notice – AHSW Public Zoom meetings and Webinars – UPDATED 07-05-20

 

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