Aesop Institute

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Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for health and arts professionals with an interest in devising and running successful arts in health programmes. It is a collaboration between Aesop and Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

The programme responds to demand from both health and arts professionals for accredited, quality-assured arts in health training that is tailored to personal learning requirements and fits around busy work schedules.

Aesop Institute aims to enable those working in the health or arts sectors to develop the values and beliefs, knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the provision and growth of successful arts in health programmes.

Who is it for?
Aesop Institute is suitable for facilitators, practitioners, producers, programmers and key decision makers working in the arts, health, care or charity sectors.

What is the course format?
The programme will start with a three-day residential in Folkestone from 14 – 16 May 2019, with a two-day follow-up residential from 3 – 4 September 2019 in Canterbury.

Researchers and experienced innovators in arts in health will provide current perspectives on developments in the field during the programme.

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What is the course assessment and accreditation?
From May to September, following the residential, Aesop Institute students will develop and deliver arts and health programmes, fully supported by the Aesop Institute team. A 4,000-word portfolio of work-based development activity on arts and health will be submitted for assessment in September 2019, following the second residential.

The learning from the module is accredited by Canterbury Christ Church University. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded academic credits at Level 4 through 7 dependent on highest level of qualifications.

Further information about assessment and accreditation

Why should you be part of Aesop Institute 2019?

  • Be part of a community of arts and health professionals
  • The opportunity to learn from each other and experts in the field
  • Networking opportunities
  • A personalised way of learning
  • An opportunity to take your learning forward in your practice

Each successful applicant is asked to pay £975. This cost includes accommodation and catering at both residentials. Should you not require accommodation for this part of the programme please let us know.

How to apply
Download an application pack here. If you any questions about Aesop Institute please email us at We can accept applications until 30 April 2019.


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