Are you interested in designing and delivering your own arts and health projects? Arts for Health Cornwall training sessions may be for you. The popular bitesize training programme is back for the sixth time. For a complete guide to designing and delivering your own arts and health projects come along to all of the sessions – or pick and choose the afternoons that are right for you.

Designing Your Project – Thursday, 22 January 2015

A practical session aimed at helping you develop your project ideas – focussed on outcomes, target groups, the evidence base, time scales and accessibility, planning your activities, including volunteers, choosing a location and creating a budget.

Putting in a Successful Funding Bid – Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Learn how to select the right funders for your project, structure your funding bid and become more confident and skilled in writing your bid to make you and your project stand out.

Delivering Creative Projects for Older People – Thursday, 26 February 2015

This session explores the benefits of creativity for older people in the community, in care settings, and those living with dementia. You will learn how to tailor your practice so it is accessible and engaging, find out more about safeguarding issues, get advice about working in care settings and have a brief introduction to dementia awareness.

Introduction to Arts and Health – Tuesday, 10 March 2015

An introduction to and overview of the diverse field of arts and health. We will explore why and how the arts can be so beneficial to a range of health and wellbeing issues, examine the evidence base, look at case studies and projects from around the country, and consider the future possibilities and challenges. Please note this training does not focus on Arts for Health Cornwall as a charity – it is about the wider field of arts and health.

Delivering Creative Projects for Mental Health and Wellbeing –Thursday, 26 March 2015

As well as exploring the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing, this session includes mental health awareness, advice on facilitating successful sessions, being aware of safeguarding issues and considering boundaries for practitioners, participants and volunteers.

Documenting, Reporting and Evaluating – Thursday, 16 April 2015

This session focuses on the importance of documenting, reporting and evaluating your project – why you should do it, how you do it, and who you should share it with. An essential session for anyone considering running their own project.

Cost: Each session costs £12.50 including refreshments and training materials.

Time and location: 1.00pm to 5.00pm at the Arts for Health Cornwall offices, Jubilee Wharf, Penryn.


Booking is essential; only 8 places are available for each session.


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