The Arts for Health Cornwall Summer School combines a popular programme of arts and health workshops and training with networking, socialising and creative opportunities.
What is it?
Inspired by its popular Bitesize Training Programme, The Arts for Health Cornwall Summer School is a unique opportunity to explore every aspect of designing and delivering arts and health projects, as well as meeting and collaborating with other people in the field. There will also be a chance to participate in a local artist workshop and a social evening event.
When and where?
29 June – 3 July in an award-winning eco-building on the Penryn riverside.
Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest in arts and health or delivering arts and health projects. The summer school is designed with people based outside Cornwall in mind: visit Cornwall and participate in our full arts and health training programme in just five days.
The summer school is also a great option for anyone who has been unable to come to the afternoon training sessions, or who simply wants more opportunities to socialise and network with other arts and health practitioners.
Who are 'Arts For Health'?
Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly is one of the UK’s leading arts and health organisations. It believes that the arts, culture, and creativity are vital to our wellbeing and that everyone has a right to opportunities to develop their creative potential. Their projects work across all creative media and a range of target groups, spanning all age ranges and people with specific health challenges, as well as health promoting work with communities.
They are now offering our arts and health training programme for the 7th time, and have many years of experience offering training and support to arts and health practitioners and volunteers.
Prices and booking
Early Bird tickets (booked before May 29): £195.
Ordinary tickets (booked May 29-June 29): £215.
Tickets include access to all the workshops and events throughout the week, as well as lunch and refreshments. Places are limited.
To book or for more information, see: Website, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: (01326) 377772
Jayne has been Director of Arts for Health Cornwall since 2004, during which time it has expanded rapidly in the range of services and support it offers. The early part of her career was in secondary education as a teacher of English and Head of Drama in the Midlands.
She then spent 18 years in the NHS in a variety of senior management and leadership roles, including Director of Public Health and Lead Director for children’s services. Whilst in the NHS she led Cornwall’s Health Action Zone programme, which supported the establishment of Arts for Health Cornwall as an independent organisation harnessing the creative talents within the county to help address health inequalities.
Her job roles have been characterised by an emphasis on partnership working and collaborations to improve the experiences of individuals and communities and to tackle social injustice and inequalities. Under her leadership Arts for Health Cornwall has won several national awards for its work and is partnering Falmouth University in the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award and the Connected Communities programme.
Jayne was recently part of a British Council delegation visiting Tokyo to share learning about arts and ageing. She is also Chair of Healthwatch Cornwall, the independent people’s champion for health and social care.
Arts For Health will be tailoring the programme for the week to the specific needs and wishes of participants and Thursday morning’s session in particular will respond to issues and questions that have arisen during the week to date.
Arts for Health Cornwall Summer School Programme Outline:
MONDAY 29th June
1.30pm-5.00pm: Introduction to arts and health
TUESDAY 30th June
9.00am-12.30pm: Designing your project
1.30pm-5.00 pm: Putting in a successful funding bid
WEDNESDAY 1st July
9.00am-12.30pm: Exploratory collaborative session
1.30-5.00: Creative workshop
Participants choose one of three creative workshops with local artists.
THURSDAY 2nd July
9.00am-12.30pm: Open space and panel discussion
1.30pm-5.00pm: Evaluating and documenting your project
7.00pm: A social event to be announced
FRIDAY 3rd July
9.00pm-12.30pm: What next?
1.30pm-3.00pm: Final creative session together, presenting your project and close.