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Bridging the Divide – WAHWN webinar

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Cost for attending the webinar is free and attendance is limited to 50

 

Webinar overview

This webinar will present an overview of how the NHS operates in Wales. Demystifying some of the terminology and language around the NHS, it will explore key policies and priorities for the NHS currently.

It will locate arts, health, and well-being practice in relation to these policies, exploring how the arts are currently meeting these priorities and highlighting opportunities for the arts to develop and expand their remit in response to post-Covid 19 health and well-being needs.

Hosted by Willis Newson Director, Jane Willis, the webinar will include contributions from invited guests.

 

The Trainer

This programme will be led by Willis Newson Director Jane Willis. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK – Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health – to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes.

She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector. Working with Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Tampere, Finland, she has contributed to improved evaluation practice within the sector through research programmes, training and resources including www.creativeandcredible.co.uk .

 

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Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.

Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.

Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network at https://wahwn.cymru/

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2 hours
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Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
10:00 to 12:00
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FREE

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Angela Rogers, info@wahwn.cyrmu

Enhancing healthcare environment – WAHWN workshop

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Workshop series dates and times

Enhancing healthcare environment workshop 1 of 3 Tuesday 16th March 1– 3pm

Enhancing healthcare environment workshop 2 of 3 Tuesday 23 March 1– 3pm

Enhancing healthcare environment workshop 3 of 3 Tuesday 30 March 1– 3pm

Cost for attending all three workshops: £60 orgs / £25 individuals plus booking fee and attendance is limited to 15.

The price is the same regardless of how many of the workshops you attend.

 

Workshop Overview

This workshop series aims to support architects, artists, capital project managers and health clients to integrate art into healthcare environments in order to create distinctive and welcoming spaces, rooted in people and place, that make patients and staff feel valued.

Based on Willis Newson’s award-winning work over the past 25 years, including its public art programme for the Y Bwthyn NGS Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, these workshops will explore how sensitive and appropriate use of art can provide distraction, enable reflection, and support wayfinding across a range of healthcare environments. 

Spread over three online workshops, the training will take you through a step-by-step process supported by document templates and good practice guidance, based Willis Newson’s experience of delivering award-winning arts in healthcare programmes.

Aimed at enabling you to commission and deliver patient-centred, integrated artworks to enhance healthcare environments, the workshop programme will explore:

  • Evidence around the benefits of integrating art in healthcare environments
  • How to set a budget and build a Business Case for art
  • When to consider art within the development process
  • How to identify locations for art in relation to patient need and architectural opportunity
  • How to decide what kind of artwork is best for your context
  • How to find and commission the right artist
  • How to brief, manage and support an artist so that they deliver their best work 
  • How to engage patients, staff and the wider community in the process
  • How to ensure artworks are safe and fit for purpose

The workshops will draw on long experience of working with artists, architects, developers, healthcare clients and patients across a range of healthcare environments. It will include a mixture of taught content, case studies and interactive sharing and discussion.

 

The Trainer

This programme will be led by Willis Newson Director Jane Willis. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK – Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health – to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes.

She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector. Working with Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Tampere, Finland, she has contributed to improved evaluation practice within the sector through research programmes, training and resources including www.creativeandcredible.co.uk .

 

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Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.

Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.

Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network at https://wahwn.cymru/

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 13:00
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Cost for attending all three workshops: £60 orgs / £25 individuals plus booking fee 
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Angela Rogers info@wahwn.cymru

Writing case studies – WAHWN workshop

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Cost for attending a workshops is £30 orgs / £20 individuals plus booking fee and attendance is limited to 15.

Content is the same in each workshop.

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Project Case Study Writing: Workshops Wednesday 10 March 10am –12pm

Project Case Study Writing: Workshops Thursday 18 March 10am –12pm

 

Workshop Overview

Following the Case Study Webinar, there will be an opportunity to take part in one of two case study workshops designed to support you to write a case study for an arts, health and wellbeing project based on the WAHWN Case Study template.

The WAHWN Case Study template was developed in consultation with more than 90 arts and health practitioners, artists, academics and policy makers, with input from the Welsh NHS Confederation and Arts Council of Wales.  It has been developed to speak to Assembly Members, policy makers and healthcare partners as well as to arts audiences.

The workshops are aimed at anyone who has delivered and evaluated an arts, health and well-being project and wishes to share the outcomes, impacts and learning from that project through a case study.  

It will take you through the process of identifying the information you need to write the case study, including:  

  • What is notable or important about the project
  • Key messages relating to the outcomes and impacts of the project
  • Learning and implications for future practice
  • We will then look at how to structure your narrative as a credible and meaningful story of change or learning.

The workshop will explore how you can make best use of your Case Study once written, including: 

  • What you hope to achieve by writing a Case Study
  • Who the audience is for the Case Study
  • How you will share and disseminate the Case Study
  • Examining a range of existing Case Studies, we will look at how to use quotes, film, sound, and image to bring them to life and unpack ethical implications around consent and confidentiality.

This is a hands-on workshop for participants who have an evaluated project on which they wish to base their case study. Participants will be asked to do some pre-workshop activity to compile the basic information about their project before the workshop and be ready to apply their learning to develop the first draft of a case study.  

 

The Trainer

This programme will be led by Willis Newson Director Jane Willis. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK – Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health – to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes. She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector. Working with Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Tampere, Finland, she has contributed to improved evaluation practice within the sector through research programmes, training and resources including www.creativeandcredible.co.uk .

 

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Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.

Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.

Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network at https://wahwn.cymru/

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 10:00
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£30 organisations / £20 individuals plus booking fee

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Angela Rogers, info@wahwn.cymru

Question of quality WAHWN workshop series

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  • Workshop 1: Developing a Quality Framework for Arts, Health and Well-Being - Thursday 4 February- 10am – 12pm
  • Workshop 2: Developing a Quality Arts, Health and Well-Being Practice - Thursday 11 February -10am – 12pm
  • Workshop 3: Delivering Quality in the Real World - Thursday 25 February -10am – 12pm

Workshop overview

This series of online workshops will support participants to reflect on their work in the context of health and well-being in order to identify what ‘good’ looks like and learn how to achieve it in practice.

There is an important role for arts, health and wellbeing post Covid-19 as a source of support for individuals and communities. Whether work supports mental health and wellbeing, tackles loneliness and isolation, or helps build community connectedness, there will be a strong need for it after the immediate crisis of Covid-19 has passed.

Yet, during times of economic insecurity, there will be challenges to face in terms of funding and resources for the arts. The ability to understand, articulate and assure the quality of work will become increasingly important.

This workshop programme will support participants to:

  • Reflect on their practice and develop a clear understanding of what ‘good’ looks like
  • Explore the conditions necessary to delivery high quality projects
  • Better understand how to embed quality in practice.
  • Negotiate effective partnerships based on a shared commitment to quality
  • Develop the confidence to promote and celebrate their work
  • Use a reflective approach to evaluation to ensure continued learning and development.
  • Look at ways in which we might embed and evidence quality in our work.

15 places available.

The Trainer

This programme will be led by Willis Newson Director, Jane Willis. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK - Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health - to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes.

She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector. Working with Professor Norma Daykin at the University of Tampere, Finland, she has contributed to improved evaluation practice within the sector through research programmes, training and resources including http://www.creativeandcredible.co.uk.

Organiser

Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.

Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.

Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network at https://wahwn.cymru/

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Series of 3 workshops, 2 hours each
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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00
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Individual tickets - £25, Organisation tickets - £60

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Contact: 

Angela Rogers at info@wahwn.cymru

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