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Bringing the Arts and Science together in Health Research

How would a stand-up-comedian deliver a Research Paper? By grabbing your attention and keeping you gripped until the final killer line. How would a plate-spinner prioritise his workload? How would a veteran Screenwriter pitch his Year-End Results? What makes all of these questions unique is that they’re given from a viewpoint that is so fresh, it is thrilling…..

The Academy of Creative Minds

NHS R+D NW has brought together a dynamic, disparate group of artists, from composers to circus performers, directors to writers to deliver ‘The Academy of Creative Minds’. These remarkable individuals will share their ‘tricks of the trade’ with health researchers, to build confidence and expertise in using the creative arts to convey your research messages in a more powerful and meaningful way.

This 6 month programme only costs £250 and provides;

  • 2-Day residential on 8th  & 9th March 2017, Lancaster
  • 6 monthly mentoring workshops – 19th April, 18th May, 29th June, 20th July, 7th September, 12th October (venues TBC)
  • Presentation of your work at the regional NHS R&D NW conference in September 2017
  • Pre-concert performances at the Manchester Camerata
  • Delivered by a team of leading artists, performers and experienced researchers


The Academy is open to only 50 candidates!  Each place is worth £1000 each but we are offering this course at a massively subsidized rate  of  £250 per person  for the full 7 days plus  a bonus of one day at conference. There is a 15% discount for team applications of 4 or more people.

So book your place by completing thApplication Form now and by emailing it to Leanne.gregory@researchnorthwest.nhs.uk  or calling on 0161 935 8434. 
View a short animation here and read more on the artists below.

The Academy will be delivered by a team of experts from the Arts and Research arenas supported by experienced researchers who will support ancontextualize the creative approaches usedTo read more, click here.

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Book your place now ! 

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