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An Office for Students' survey has been published to consult on government to proposals to separate "High-cost subject funding: performing arts; creative arts; media studies; archaeology", which are not deemed "strategic priorities", and reduce the government subsidy that tops up student fees by 50%.
Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, DISRUPT will reimagine the role of the arts in our society.
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Outside Edge Theatre Company’s Check-in/Check-out
Outside Edge Theatre Company’s Check-in/Check-out. Photo credit: Ali Wright)
Discover more about the winning, highly commended and shortlisted CHWA 2021 Awards projects and organisations

Blog

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Founding Mothers Maternal Journal
Maternal Journal
This month is an opportunity to link you to four fantastic programmes focusing on maternal mental health.
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Photos and short description of Multiple Shenanigans podcast and hosts
Lytisha and Jeanette discuss making their podcast "about the funny side of life with MS"... How has this podcast affected your wellbeing? Lytisha:
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The Lullaby Factory, Studio Weave - Photograph Jim Stephenson www.clickclickjim.com
The Lullaby Factory, Studio Weave - Photograph Jim Stephenson www.clickclickjim.com
On this International Women’s Day there is a lot to celebrate about the fact that culture, health and wellbeing is a field not just dominated by women in terms of numbers, but also more often than not led by women.

Stories of lived experience

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a drawing of the lower half of someone's legs on the sand, surrounded by lines in the sand
Viv Gordon Co
We’re planning the launch event and catching up on the related social media campaign #MyLineInTheSand that invites people to post words of hope, rage and solidarity to stand with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). We’re busy contacting anyone and everyone who can help to promote the work - arts colleagues, survivor charities and survivor artists, activists and academics.
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“Snow Leopard” from my illustrated mind, by Kathryn Watson
“Snow Leopard”, from my illustrated mind, by Kathryn Watson
I’ve never studied art; I come from a medical background and did a PhD in microbiology. My world was about numbers, statistics, looking for tried and tested patterns, and grouping things into distinct categories. Absolutely these approaches have a place, and are especially essential when needing to rapidly process large amounts of information in high risk environments. But it didn’t give me a good way to process my inner world of chaotic and conflicting thoughts and feelings. Thankfully illustration did.
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Nature Cures, by Sue Flowers
I truly believe that when we normalise difference we enter a much more just and equal world. We all have mental health, that’s a fact - so shouldn’t we all acknowledge this hidden truth, accept that we might have mental ill health at some point and stop being afraid of the unknown?

A Day in the Life

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Tobore S Dafiaga
Tobore S Dafiaga
Before living my current reality of creative work and aspirations, I had a scientific background, as I was en route to becoming a doctor, and my motto for my life was “I want to live a life of helping people”. However, I found more fulfilment in approaching this life motto from a creative & arts centred approach.
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Trishna Nath
Trishna Nath
What have you been doing today?
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a drawing of the lower half of someone's legs on the sand, surrounded by lines in the sand
Viv Gordon Co
We’re planning the launch event and catching up on the related social media campaign #MyLineInTheSand that invites people to post words of hope, rage and solidarity to stand with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). We’re busy contacting anyone and everyone who can help to promote the work - arts colleagues, survivor charities and survivor artists, activists and academics.

International

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Hear and Now 2019 in Bedford, co-produced by Orchestras Live and the Philharmonia Orchestra © Beth Walsh
Hear and Now 2019 in Bedford, co-produced by Orchestras Live and the Philharmonia Orchestra © Beth Walsh
An invitation on behalf of the international Music for Social Impact research project fun
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a woman discusses a picture at the Crocker Museum with a group of seated women
Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California
Seeking participants for new online study to find out.
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Creative Aging International (CAI) was started with the ideas of “making with” and “making for” at its core.