I enjoyed attending the engage conference 2018: A Social Prescription in Manchester last week focusing on Arts & Health. Highlights for me were the two key notes; on day 1 Clive Parkinson Director at The Manchester Institute for Arts, Health & Social Change, Reader in Arts, Health & Social Justice, and day 2 Esme Ward Director at the Manchester Museum. I also took part in an inspiring workshop run by Angela Samata, Freelance Arts and Mental Health Professional, on suicide prevention (check out her free online training session here)
As part of the conference I took part in speed mentoring, as a mentor, and also presented at Soapbox. My presentation focused on Young People into Arts Sector Employment with a call out for other freelancers and organisations running internships, traineeships or apprenticeships to form a network to share good practice and to support each other in the work that we do. This relates back to my sharing practice article for engage back in September.
My soapbox presentation at the engage conference 2018