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Applications Now Open: New creativeEmerge Training Programme for Artists in the Creative Health sector

CreativeShift are delighted to announce that applications are now open for their new creativeEmerge training Programme. The programme is aimed at socially engaged artists living in the WECA area who are early in their career and are interested in working in the Creative Health sector.

A 9-month training programme will launch in September 2024 in order to aid 15 West of England artists in working towards art and health programming. The initiative is supported by Arts Council England through the Culture West programme who aim to develop a new group of commission-ready practitioners who can partner with experienced artists and local partner organizations to deliver creative health activities in the area. 

The programme will start September 2024 and run through May 2025. It consists of 8 modules, delivered in a 3-hr workshop and a 2-hr community of practice meeting each month. Participants will engage in their own arts and health practice or participate in a shadowing placement. They will also receive three 1-hour professional mentoring sessions, and participate in personal and collaborative assessments. More details on these formats are below.

CreativeShift invite early-career, socially engaged artists who are underrepresented in the creative health field to apply. This may include individuals from rural, disadvantaged, or global majority communities, as well as young people aged 18-30; people with lived experience such as mental health concerns or disabilities; and those from local grassroots organisations. 

Please Note

Applicants must be based in the West of England Combined Authority area (the local authorities of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset or North Somerset.

Applications will be due by 5 pm on Monday 3rd June 2024.

In this programme you will:

  • Learn the key principles and practices of creative health programmes
  • Develop your capacity to deliver in social prescribing and other health and wellbeing programmes with a variety of community and statutory partners
  • Participate in a supportive and sustainable practitioner peer network for continuous learning and collaborative working
  • Learn how to reflect on your practice with colleagues, partners, and mentors

This training will be delivered primarily online to support access across the region, with two in-person sessions held in Bristol

There is no cost to selected participants, but you must be able to participate in all the sessions and activities to qualify for the certificate of completion. The total time commitment per month is anticipated to be about 6 hours in addition to your arts and health practice/placement. 

For more information and to apply click here.

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