Arts & Culture Making a Difference

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Museums, libraries and, arts and cultural organisations can make a big difference to individuals and their communities. Please see below some inspiring examples of projects and Initiatives from across England. If you would like to add your videos/pictures please tweet us via @CultureComProg . More information on the Cultural Commissioning programme can be found at: www.ncvo.org/CCProg Twitter: @CultureComProg

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This article, written by Julia Slay, senior researcher & programme manager at the New Economics Foundation, looks at how arts and culture can work with public services

How arts and culture can work with public services - NewStart

A new movement is gaining momentum across England which is turning public services inside out. At its heart is the assumption that services need to become more innovative if they are to achieve the outcomes that people need. Work with arts and cultural organisations is shining a new light on some of the most intractable issues facing local authorities and the NHS.

Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Programme Manager, discusses developing a narrative for people, communities and place in this article. Magazine Articles, Public Service, Public Health, Sustainability, Pilot, Community, Urban, Culture, Learning
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Developing a narrative for people, communities and place

How can arts organisations present their offer more effectively to public service commissioners? Five pilot consortia have been working to do just that and Jessica Harris reports on what they’ve learned.

Effective Outcomes for people and communities, an article written by Jessica Harris for the Arts Professional. Gif Pictures, Article Writing, Community, Culture, People, People Illustration, Folk
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Effective outcomes for people and communities

The benefits of commissioners working with the arts sector have been highlighted by pilot schemes in Kent and Gloucestershire. Jessica Harris shares the details.

Memories inspire young onset dementia service users’ music and art

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Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

There are many barriers to young people engaging in dance. Amy Dalton explains how a programme in Lincolnshire schools is getting around them, and why it’s so important.

Inspired to dance

There are many barriers to young people engaging in dance. Amy Dalton explains how a programme in Lincolnshire schools is getting around them, and why it’s so important.

South London & Maudsley hold board meetings every month. If you would like to see Board papers for periods before those listed below, please contact the Trust Secretary, Paul Mitchell Mental Health And Wellbeing, Mental Health Services, Mayor Of London, Early Intervention, South London, Life Science, Art Therapy, Counseling, Trust
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Art and history

Find out about our history which dates back to 1247. You can also find out about our extensive range of arts programmes.

Case studies that were submitted as part of the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 and which share dementia as a common theme Dementia, Case Study, Theory, Creativity, Healing, Culture, How To Make, Therapy, Recovery

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Dementia Case Studies

Linda Jasper reveals how U.Dance festival got more young disabled performers involved than ever before.

A boost for inclusive dance

Linda Jasper reveals how U.Dance festival got more young disabled performers involved than ever before.

Tips on becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue Friendly Society, How To Find Out, How To Become, Dementia, Museums, Culture, Activities, Reading, Tips

Dementia-friendly arts

Read our dementia-friendly arts guidance to find out how cultural activities can be made welcoming for people with dementia.

Cultural Hubs at St Helens Library Michael Morpurgo, Culture
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are groups which support people with persistent undiagnosed symptoms. - Arts on Prescription

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Arts and Minds: Arts on Prescription

Arts and Minds: Arts on Prescription - Service Users

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The Best Arts on Prescription in Merseyside!

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Start in Salford Promo by Hive - You Tube - Arts on Prescription

Start In Salford

Short Film about Start In Salford, a member of Together Works

Colour Your Life - Arts on Prescription in Durham

Colour Your Life Promo

A short promo film of the Colour Your Life programme made by young adults as part of Jack Drum Arts’ Adult Learning programme with support from filmmakers…

A new arts programme that uses birdsong and the smell of flowers is improving wellbeing for older people with dementia Dealing With Dementia, Volunteer Management, Sensory Therapy, Music And Movement, Art Programs, Sensory Activities, Helping People, Identity, Flowers
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How multi-sensory therapy helps people with dementia reclaim their identities

A new arts programme that uses birdsong and the smell of flowers is improving wellbeing for older people with dementia