Join us at “Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding and Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing”

12 Feb Join us at “Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding and Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing”

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Founder of Craftivist Collective, Sarah Corbett will be leading a craftivism workshop as part of this symposium and also be there for the entire symposium to take part in the discussions. You can sign up to join this free workshop here

This Arts and Humanities-funded Symposium is organised by Dr Fiona Hackney at 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 athttp://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 5.00pm with a short top generic online pharmacy address by Sarah Newton, MP for Falmouth and Truro.  Our keynote speakers are Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University and  Monika Auch, a visual artist based in the Netherlands, and there will be an evening reception. The second day will involve presentations, discussion and the oppportunity 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. (One ticket per applicant only, please!)

Do you have questions about Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding and Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing?Contact Dr. Ann Roberts, Symposium Research Assistant: e-mail ar121490@falmouth.ac.uk
Don’t fret if you can’t make it, you can take part in future workshops (see our Events Page), book Sarah in to deliver a workshop and/or buy a kit to do alone or in a group on our Etsy Shop
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