Becoming the Future - Health and Social


Clive Parkinson is the Director of Arts for Health, the UK’s longest established unit of its kind, based in at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2018 he established the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health and Social Change as a diverse collective of people and organisations committed to addressing the social determinants of health. He published The Manchester Declaration in 2019. In 2009 he was awarded an Enterprise Curriculum Fellowship to develop bespoke arts/health training and delivers this regularly for artists and health professionals. In 2016 he was made a Reader at the Manchester School of Art, focusing on Arts, Health and Social Justice and has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the University of New South Wales. Through facilitated networking, practical support, training on the ground and high-level political lobbying, he has succeeded in gaining strategic support and a greater understanding of the potency of the arts in the UK and internationally. As a visual and performance artist, Clive Parkinson has developed numerous projects within the health and arts sectors that have created change and new ways of thinking.

Contemporary arts practice, health and social change
15 and 16 June 2019, 10am - 6pm
Narrandera Arts and Community Centre, NSW


This unique opportunity will be co-presented with the Cad Factory's Vic McEwan and allows for two days of intimate talks and exploratory sessions aimed specifically at artists wishing to work in the context of community, health and social change. This informative and practical two days will place ideas of social equality and wellbeing within an international context whilst offering practical advice to all attendees in terms of their own practice. You will be required to discuss your practice and future projects to the group.

This seminar will be delivered in a small group of up to 20 people, allowing the opportunity for deep and practical exploration of your practice. Twelve places will be prioritsed for artists living in regional locations.  
You will be required to submit an Expression of Interest form by Friday 3 May 2019. You will be notified on Friday 10 May if you have been selected. Up to ten selected NSW regional artists will receive $100 towards covering their accommodation and travel costs.

Expressions of Interest for this seminar are now closed.

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