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Writing case studies – WAHWN webinar

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Webinar Overview

This event is free.

Case Studies are a vital means of sharing practice. They make the work of this sector visible to a wide range of stakeholders including funders, policy makers and health partners.

A well-written case study, based on credible evaluation findings, can deliver great value to you and your organisation. A good project case study will:  

  • Help communicate what you do to a range of audiences
  • Demonstrate impact and accountability
  • Raise your profile and amplify the reach of your work.
  • Support conference submissions and award entries
  • Strengthen funding bids and tenders for commissions
  • Create a resource for the future, embedding knowledge and learning within your organisation.

 

During this webinar hosted by Willis Newson Director, Jane Willis, we will:  

  • Introduce and explain the WAHWN Case Study template
  • Hear from a range of contributors as to why case studies are so important to the sector
  • Understand how to develop a case study that speaks to the needs of policy makers, Welsh Assembly Members, and health partners
  • Look at how case studies can be used to support practice and sector development
  • Unpick what it takes to develop a compelling, creative, and credible case study that is both meaningful and memorable

 

The WAHWN Case Study

The WAHWN Case Study template was developed in consultation with more than 90 arts and health practitioners, artists, academics and policy makers who took part in three two-day Creative and Credible: Evaluation for Arts Health and Wellbeing training programmes in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham between October 2018 and March 2019, 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.

WAHWN is able to share relevant credible Case Studies through the Welsh Government Cross Party Group on Arts and Health which exists to raise awareness of arts and health work among Assembly Members. The Welsh NHS Confederation also includes Case Studies in their briefing papers which are circulated to all health boards, health trusts and the Higher Education Institutes Wales (HEIW).

 

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 .

 

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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Thursday, March 4, 2021 -
10:00 to 12:00
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Angela Rogers, info@wahwn.cymru

Keep Writing Virtual Nonfiction/Memoir Workshop

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Keep Writing Virtual Nonfiction Writers Workshop now forming for JULY 2020. Are you a nonfiction writer working on an essay, memoir, travel blog or other nonfiction work? During the month of JULY just 6-8 writers will gather via ZOOM for a 4 week cohort/workshop meeting of 1.5 to 2 hours. At each workshop two to three writers will workshop 10 to 16 pages of a work of creative nonfiction. The sessions include discussions on the business of being a writer i.e. publishing, legal issues, agents and self promotion. The Kaz Conference was founded by award winning author Donna Kaz (UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl) and is committed to diversity. Our faculty and cohorts reflect an all-encompassing and equal world and our goal is to challenge, inspire and foster a writers community that continues beyond the workshop because the stories we tell become the world we live in. Virtual conference tuition: $225 for all 4 weeks - includes two reviews of your writing samples from Donna Kaz and your cohort. 

 

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4 Weeks
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Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 12:00 to Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:15
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Upon Request

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Write a Book in a Month: Online Course in November

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30 Days of Writing is an interactive online course that encourages and supports writers and artists in the process of writing a book. Throughout November, for the thirty days of the course, the focus will be on your writing, on finding the right voice to tell your story in, and on exploring ways to expand and layer your narrative.

30 Days of Writing is right for you if:

  • you want to create a substantial amount of writing in a short period of time
  • you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the book you want to write and would appreciate some guidance and detailed feedback
  • you have an idea for a book but are not sure how to go about writing it
  • you like working in the company of others, but also enjoy the comfort of writing in your own space and at a time that suits you
  • you have notes and fragments towards a book, and would like some input on how to organise everything and keep going
  • you'd like to experiment with different ways of putting together a book, whether using text on its own, or combining text with photographs, illustrations or other visual expressions

Tutor: Shaun Levin

Dates: 1 November - 1 December 2019

Fee: £380

For just over £12 a day, you'll receive:

  • detailed feedback
  • daily writing prompts
  • customised prompts and suggestions
  • 2 x one-to-one consultations
  • the company of other writers from around the world
  • 2 x the 12 Doable Writing Projects Writing Map
  • and the support to figure out what it takes to write your next book.

About the tutor: Shaun Levin is the author of Snapshots of The Boy, A Year of Two Summers and Seven Sweet Things, as well as the creative writing guides, The Writing Notebooks. He is the creator of Writing Maps and runs The A3 Press, an independent chapbook press. Shaun has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years and has worked closely with writers at all stages of their journey towards publication.

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1 Month
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Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00
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£380

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Shaun Levin

Get YOUR Play Produced--Long Island’s Studio Theatre Announces Playwriting Class

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Author, journalist, and multi-published fiction writer Meagan J. Meehan has just announced the debut of her first hybrid offline/online playwriting class which was created in collaboration with Long Island’s Studio Theatre and Artistic Director David Dubin. The twelve-week long class will begin on Wednesday, September 4, and run until Sunday, November 24.

The class runs for 12 weeks, primarily online as it is specifically designed to accommodate people with busy schedules. The class begins on Wednesday, September 4. For the initial class, participants will meet at Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst at 7pm and have a chance to see the stage where their work will ultimately be presented. Although this initial in-person meeting is not required, it is very strongly recommended. 

Aside from the optional initial meeting, the first eight weeks of the class will be conducted online and will be dedicated entirely to the playwriting process. At the end of the class everyone will have completed a short play or a stand-alone scene from an original full-length production. No set times to attend are required during the online weeks, meaning that each student can make their own hours to fit their schedule. 

The final four weeks will be held at theater and are dedicated to casting and rehearsing the plays. By the conclusion of the class, every play will then be presented on Studio Theatre’s famous stage via a one-act play festival that will run on the third weekend in November to celebrate the conclusion of the class. Although the plays will be performed by professional actors, if a playwright chooses to star in their own piece that is also permissible. 

Meagan J. Meehan is a published author, poet, cartoonist and produced playwright who presently works as a journalist and an art and writing teacher. She holds a Bachelors in English Literature from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a Masters in Communication from Marist College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning (a form of Educational Psychology) from University at Buffalo (SUNY). 

Meehan has designed and taught several creative writing classes that end with every participant’s story being published in either a printed anthology or in eBook form. To date, she has hosted fully online Horror writing classes, a children’s book writing course, and will be launching online classes for the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller/Crime, and Romance in the near future. This is her premiere playwriting class. 

For the full twelve weeks, which includes the writing, casting, rehearsing, and production, the price is $485. Payment plans for as little as $40 a week (less than $6 a day) are available. There is space for 12 students in the class. Participants are accepted on a first come, first served, basis. If more than 12 students wish to sign up, we can put them on a waiting list. If this initial class is successful, we will launch it again in the Spring.

Meagan J. Meehan launches her “Worthwhile Writing” classes under the umbrella of her fledgling non-profit organization Artsy Cr8tive Initiatives. Anyone who is interested in signing up for the class should email Meagan at ArtsyCr8tiveInt@gmail.com 

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12 Weeks (September 4, 2019 to November 24, 2019)
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$485 for 12 weeks (payment plans available for $40 a week or under $6 a day)
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Anyone who wants to learn how to write a play--and then see it produced on stage--is welcome!

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Anyone who is interested in signing up for the class should email Meagan at ArtsyCr8tiveInt@gmail.com  

Playwriting (level 2) with John Burgess

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Note: this is the second week of a progressive two week series. The first session is here: www.campfr.com

"John has the most extensive knowledge of theatre past and present of anyone I know."(Sarah Daniels)

"Over three decades he has guided me to my greatest writing, has tempered my excesses, encouraged me to continue, to continue, to strive and be better; I fear I may have disappointed him, he has never disappointed me." (David Spencer)

"Scrupulous and considerate, he always made you feel you mattered - a rare experience for playwrights. He didn't say, 'this line is bad'; he identified something good you had done, and made you immediately want to make the rest as good. In John's world, writing and integrity and humane values have always been inseparable." (Meredith Oakes)

John Burgess has worked as a director and producer of new plays for over forty years. He helped found the National Theatre Studio with Peter Gill in 1984 and he was Head of New Writing at the National theatre 1989 -1994. Writers whose work he has premiered include Nicholas Wright, Sarah Daniels, Jonathan Harvey, Judith Johnson, David Spencer, Stephen Wakelam and Meredith Oakes. His productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Donmar, the Bush, Stratford East, Riverside Studios and BBC Television as well as abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US.

Since 2011 John has been running a highly successful writers' group whose graduates have had their work performed at the National Theatre, in the West End, at the Soho Theatre, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Arcola, BBC Radio 4, the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, the Finborough and Hampstead Theatre and published by Faber and Nick Hern Books. For more details, see John's website.

These five days are about the practice not the theory of playwriting.

Days will be divided into 2 intense two-hour group sessions with assigned reading and set exercises in between, making for eight (or even nine) hour days focused on the practical business of writing for the stage. This second five day period builds on skills acquired during the first week, exploring further, more complex topics such as images, letters, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion

Participants will be guided towards finding individual solutions to specific problems of writing for the stage, enabling beginners to find firm ground beneath their feet and giving the more experienced an opportunity to refine and extend their skills.

Following the success of last year's course CAMP are now offering two consecutive weeks with a second follow-up five day period exploring further more complex topics such as images, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion. If you would like to attend both weeks, we encourage you to apply for a grant here and mention in your application that you intend to come to both courses. Applicants attending both weeks will be awarded a grant towards the cost of the second week.

"Since completing John's course I have gone on to have my first full length play premiered at the Traverse Theatre, a play that will also receive its US premiere in 2017" (Ross Dunsmore)

"I was invited to write for the 40th Miniaturists event at the Arcola Theatre in April 2013, I've had two short plays performed by Script Sessions at the Courtyard Theatre and the New Britannia Theatre. I've recently landed my first seed commission by winning first prize in A Play for the Nation's Youth. This was a national playwriting competition run jointly by Salisbury Playhouse, Nick Hern Books, Out of Joint and BBC Writersroom. None of this could have happened without John's help." (Fiona Doyle, www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/fiona-doyle)

"John combines an extraordinary knowledge of world drama with a musician's ear for rhythm, tone, atmosphere and feeling. He is the best teacher you will ever have, and he is an artist in the truest sense." (Denise Keane)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:00
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€1299 - grants, bursaries and discounts available, see www.campfr.com/funding

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CAMP, Rue Principale, Aulus les Bains, 09120 France

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Email: hello@campfr.com | FB: www.facebook.com/campfr | Twitter: www.twitter.com/camp_fr | Instagram: www.instagram.com/camp_fr

Playwriting (level 1) with John Burgess

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"John has the most extensive knowledge of theatre past and present of anyone I know."(Sarah Daniels)

"Over three decades he has guided me to my greatest writing, has tempered my excesses, encouraged me to continue, to continue, to strive and be better; I fear I may have disappointed him, he has never disappointed me." (David Spencer)

"Scrupulous and considerate, he always made you feel you mattered - a rare experience for playwrights. He didn't say, 'this line is bad'; he identified something good you had done, and made you immediately want to make the rest as good. In John's world, writing and integrity and humane values have always been inseparable." (Meredith Oakes)

John Burgess has worked as a director and producer of new plays for over forty years. He helped found the National Theatre Studio with Peter Gill in 1984 and he was Head of New Writing at the National theatre 1989 -1994. Writers whose work he has premiered include Nicholas Wright, Sarah Daniels, Jonathan Harvey, Judith Johnson, David Spencer, Stephen Wakelam and Meredith Oakes. His productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Donmar, the Bush, Stratford East, Riverside Studios and BBC Television as well as abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US.

Since 2011 John has been running a highly successful writers' group whose graduates have had their work performed at the National Theatre, in the West End, at the Soho Theatre, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Arcola, BBC Radio 4, the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, the Finborough and Hampstead Theatre and published by Faber and Nick Hern Books. For more details, see John's website.

These five days are about the practice not the theory of playwriting.

Days will be divided into 2 intense two-hour group sessions with assigned reading and set exercises in between, making for eight (or even nine) hour days focused on the practical business of writing for the stage. Topics covered will include basic dialogue, rhythm, lists, action, silence, stichomythia, exits and entrances, music, vulnerability and direct address.

Participants will be guided towards finding individual solutions to specific problems of writing for the stage, enabling beginners to find firm ground beneath their feet and giving the more experienced an opportunity to refine and extend their skills.

Following the success of last year's course CAMP are now offering two consecutive weeks with a second follow-up five day period (more info here) exploring further more complex topics such as images, science, group scenes, history, work, and the rhetoric of persuasion. If you would like to attend both weeks, we encourage you to apply for a grant here and mention in your application that you intend to come to both courses. Applicants attending both weeks will be awarded a grant towards the cost of the second week.

"Since completing John's course I have gone on to have my first full length play premiered at the Traverse Theatre, a play that will also receive its US premiere in 2017" (Ross Dunsmore)

"I was invited to write for the 40th Miniaturists event at the Arcola Theatre in April 2013, I've had two short plays performed by Script Sessions at the Courtyard Theatre and the New Britannia Theatre. I've recently landed my first seed commission by winning first prize in A Play for the Nation's Youth. This was a national playwriting competition run jointly by Salisbury Playhouse, Nick Hern Books, Out of Joint and BBC Writersroom. None of this could have happened without John's help." (Fiona Doyle, www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/fiona-doyle)

"John combines an extraordinary knowledge of world drama with a musician's ear for rhythm, tone, atmosphere and feeling. He is the best teacher you will ever have, and he is an artist in the truest sense." (Denise Keane)

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5 days
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 09:00
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€1299 - grants, bursaries and discounts available, see www.campfr.com/funding

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CAMP, Rue Principale, Aulus les Bains, 09120 France

Contact: 

Email: hello@campfr.com | FB: www.facebook.com/campfr | Twitter: www.twitter.com/camp_fr | Instagram: www.instagram.com/camp_fr

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