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Inspiring Creativity - improving mental health in Fenland

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Inspiring Creativity - improving mental health in Fenland

A FREE community arts workshop for creative artists living and working in the March and Wisbech areas, interested in becoming creative tutors.

We invite artists of all kinds: painters, photographers, actors, performers, film-makers, music producers etc. to join us for a fun day. We will introduce you to our approach of creative learning and you can show us your creative passion. And if we get on - hopefully, together we can start a programme of creative learning in Fenland in 2018.

If you are passionate and confident about your art-form, have strong communication skills and care about improving people’s lives through art - you could be ideal for our team! We run creative courses for adults at risk of social isolation, primarily due to experience of mental ill-health. Ideally you will have experience of working with under-served groups and teaching, however, for the right people we can help develop these skills.

Following the workshop, suitable candidates will be invited to join our Creative Tutor Development Programme that offers support, training and will lead to regular paid opportunities.


10.00am Arrive Coffee & Registration

10.30am Talk: How we improve mental health through creativity – an introduction to the work of CCA by Jane Rich, Founder and Managing Director

11.40am Interactive group work: *5-minute warm-up activities by each group member followed by positive feedback. Optional depending on experience.

01:00pm Lunch break

02:00pm Understanding challenges – the chance to ask any questions about Mental Health, Learning Differences, Physical challenges. A round table discussion with people with lived experience and experienced Creative Tutors.

03:00pm Tea & Finish

*Please bring a 5 minute 'warm-up' activity related to your art-form, designed for a group of adult learners. This should be aimed at all levels of experience and be engaging and fun. This is an opportunity to show us your creativity and is optional. For the less experienced just bring along your enthusiasm and join in!

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Since 2014 Cambridge Community Arts has worked with over 400 adults at risk of social exclusion, primarily due to experience of mental ill-health. Working closely with health professionals and support agencies we target people who benefit from our work. Courses take place in community settings, are run by practising artists and take place for 3 hours each week. Working with Cambridge Regional College we offer accredited year-long courses and also offer short 6-week courses. Participants report that after completing a course they experience an increase in confidence, improved mental health, have better support networks and many continue with their creative interest by running their own clubs; many go on to volunteer or return to work. Working in partnership with Cambridge Regional College, The Marketplace (Babylon Arts), 20Twenty Productions, Richmond Fellowship and the Workers Educational Association we aim to start delivering courses in March and Wisbech from January 2018.

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