Enlisting one million arts advocates to mobilize support for the arts and arts education Join for Free! Alongside Paul Camic, Victoria Tischler and Norma Daykin I had the opportunity to share some of the work of Dementia & Imagination artist Penny Klepuszewska – (which when you see/hear it – I think you’ll agree – is profound)…but alongside the effervescent poet Gary Glazner, it was the honest, intelligent and heartfelt presentation of Larry Gardiner from Oxfordshire Advocates who blasted the delegates with his reality check.
You see, I do feel that this arts/health thing we’re all part of, is by its very nature, a grass roots movement, not something that you can impose standardisation on, and yet it seems the free-marketeers are gaining ground and soon everything we do will only be sanctioned if it meets the standards of the politburo – standards dictated by those pale-faced marketeers – and never – absolutely never – those artists, free-thinkers and activists that make up the movement.
While more & more people are clear on that reality, it’s always time consuming to have to explain over & over again that my martial arts training (especially with some of my early teachers) is part & parcel of my medical education. For me, one of the most noticeable pieces of clothing that affect my movement and comfort are pants.
Recognizing each of these six areas and creatively incorporating them all into a variety of learning activities will make an elementary school level language arts program a success. Tight Modern 2016: Call for artists As Nicholas Serota joins Arts Council England as it’s new chair, it good to see that Tight Modern has a shout out for marginalised and disabled artists.
And I really need to thank each & every one of you that’s been dropping me messages of encouragement, offering your expertise & help, and sharing my posts all over Facebook , Twitter , and the rest of the web. Springboard for the Arts can make publications and materials available in alternative formats (Braille, large type, and by recording) with at least 2 weeks notice. If you want to come to just test your physical limits & get a grueling workout in, go somewhere else. Anna Reyner is a nationally recognized arts advocate who is dedicated to helping people get in touch with their own creativity. Addressing inequalities seems central to your values and vision, and the time is right to understand the potency of culture and the arts as social determinants of health and wellbeing.