Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding & Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing

Announcing an exciting symposium exploring crafts praxis and health. Places are limited so sign up fast!

Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding & Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing

19-20 February 2014

Falmouth University, AIR Building, Penryn Campus, Cornwall

This Arts and Humanities-funded Symposium is organised by Falmouth University in collaboration with Arts for Health Cornwall. It explores the benefits of creative making for health and well-being. Whereas evaluation tends to rely on ‘toolkit’ models, ‘Beyond the Toolkit’ focuses on the experiential affects of crafts practice that take us beyond standard models of impact assessment.

The Symposium includes national and international speakers, workshops led by creative practitioners and an exhibition of work by community groups in a range of arts for health settings. For further details, please see the Falmouth University Events website at http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/content/beyond-toolkit-understanding-evaluating-craft-praxis-health-wellbeing which will be up-dated regularly with information about the event.

Registration opens at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 19th February and the Symposium will begin at 5.pm with a short address by Sarah Newton, MP for Falmouth and Truro followed by our keynote speakers Monika Auch, a visual artist based in the Netherlands, and Clive Parkinson, Director Arts for Health Manchester Metropolitan University. The second day will involve presentations, discussion and opportunities for you to take part in creative workshops. The event will close at 4.30 pm.

This Symposium is free and is aimed at arts for health communities, practitioners and researchers in Cornwall, the South West and further afield. Places are limited so please book on Eventbrite as soon as possible. https://beyondthetoolkit.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information contact Dr Fiona Hackney: fiona.hackney@falmouth.ac.uk or Dr Ann Roberts jandaroberts@googlemail.com

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