Training for artists working in healthcare settings



At last … I can tell you!

The training programme Beauty and Utility Arts ( are partners on with Creative Leicestershire and Willis Newson is now open for applications.

The course, starting April 18th consists of 4 days of tailored training for artists with experience of running participatory arts projects in community or education settings, who wish to extend their practice into health, or for artists with experience of working in health settings who want to improve their skills and extend their knowledge.

Day One: The Context for Arts and Health: research, policy and practice

Day Two: Safe and Ethical Practice within Arts and Health

Day Three: Leading effective arts projects in health and social care settings

Day Four: Marketing and Presentation Skills: Bringing your arts and health project to life

The programme also provides mentoring and placement opportunities with Beauty and Utility Arts.

At the end of the programme there will be a sharing day enabling the artists to promote their practice to a wider network of potential commissioners and collaborators.

For this course you will need to be based in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland but we aim to take training out to other areas in the near future. Information and application details can be found at

Please share with your networks – bookings must be placed by 11th April.

Many thanks.


Best wishes/ttfn




About beautyandutilityarts

My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service. I have over a decade of experience working with vulnerable groups and individuals in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands. Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50′s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options. Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50′s, all of which is detailed in my blog (
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