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How to get paid work in Arts and Health

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Cobden Chambers off Pelham St Nottingham

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NG1 2ED

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Are you an artist, writer or performer looking for opportunities to use your practice to benefit others and get paid? There is ample evidence to demonstrate the benefits engagement in the arts can offer to those in hospital, care and community settings. But as an arts practitioner, how can you break into these worlds and create paid work for yourself? This session is a great opportunity to hear from two experts in the field and get some individual guidance on your own situation.

In the first half, Dr Theo Stickley, Assoc. Professor of Mental Health, an expert in arts and
health, and Laura Waters, Arts Programme Manager for Derby Teaching Hospitals, will cover:

 The evidence that supports health benefits of engagement in the arts
 Policy support and guidelines for such work
 The opportunities for arts practitioners
 Strategies for getting and/or creating paid work opportunities

In the second half, Laura and Theo will offer short individual discussions so you can pick their brains on opportunities or strategies specific to your own circumstances.

We expect this to be a particularly popular session so book early as places are limited. Light refreshments will be available to purchase from our cafe.

Notes on the presenters

Dr Theo Stickley - Associate Professor of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham

Theo Stickley has worked at the University of Nottingham for 18 years. Prior to becoming an
academic, he trained in mental health nursing and counselling. He has edited five books, written 15
book chapters and published over 100 journal articles. In recent years, his research has exclusively
focused upon the methods and practices of how the arts are used to promote mental health. He is a
qualitative researcher and this often involves narrative interviews in order to elicit people’s stories
of involvement in arts practices. In partnership with City Arts, Nottingham, he set up an Arts on
Prescription service in Nottingham that ran for 10 years. His research on these programmes feature
widely in the recently published All Party Parliamentary Group report: “Creative Health”. Theo is also
a practising artist.

Laura Waters , Arts Programme Manager for Derby Teaching Hospitals

Laura Waters has led the arts programme for Derby Teaching Hospitals for the past four years having previously worked as a coordinator and musician on this programme and at Sheffield Hospitals. As well as being a classically trained musician, Laura has a background in clinical, health and environmental psychology and is particularly interested in how our surroundings impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. Laura has set up many new initiatives at Derby Hospitals including ‘Creative Prescriptions’ to embed the arts and culture into an acute hospital setting. Laura recently set up a national network of hospital arts managers and represents this group within the new Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Laura also leads the Derventio String Quartet, playing regularly for weddings, theatres and corporate events, as well as orchestras and choral societies.


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