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Art Is Everywhere

By |2022-04-25T11:53:53+00:00April 12th, 2022|News|

Have you got an artistic idea you’ve been thinking about but haven't started? We want to fill North Lanarkshire with amazing art that is accessible and everywhere. We have a number of grants available to cover the cost of production of works that are relevant to your community and make people think differently about what art is. Types of work could be visual arts such as drawing, painting, graffiti, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork or textiles. It could be film, photography, performance art, music, sound art or even podcasting. Or it could be something else entirely. You’ll work with an experienced producer to [...]

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Measuring The Noise

By |2022-02-24T18:42:26+00:00January 21st, 2020|News|

In 2018-19, Measuring Humanity worked with Behind The Noise, a real-world music and business education programme that works with around 100 young people in Glasgow and Renfrewshire. The project aims to inspire, encourage and support young people with a keen interest in music and the various career opportunities that exist within the industry. The project consists of nine workshops, three rehearsals, two open days, a recording session and two live shows that take participants through the process of forming a band, writing and recording an original track, rehearsing and promoting a show. The project culminates in a live performance in front of 500 [...]

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Welcome to the site

By |2021-02-10T21:41:49+00:00November 1st, 2017|News|

Thanks for landing here! By now you may have read the introduction or heard a bit more about the thinking behind Measuring Humanity. This is a space filled with resources and opportunities for interaction on some of the big questions in health policy and practice. A space for exploring creative community engagement particularly with marginalised communities. Take a look around. If you haven’t heard our very our Measuring Humanity soundtrack ‘Dear Human’ by the award-winning Belle Jones, Lauren Gilmour & Audrey Tait, please do check it out - it should be up on the site shortly. Belle came to one of my Asset-Based [...]

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Validating The Feels

By |2018-11-09T10:50:36+00:00October 30th, 2017|News|

In August 2017, I decided to take Measuring Humanity to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. It was properly terrifying! Switching my office and the community for a stage, I put forward that Measuring Humanity questions ‘what is evidence’? I suggested that the arts – all forms of art and the act of humans coming together – is a type of ‘evidence’ that can be systematically captured and used to ‘measure’ changes in health, wellbeing and inequalities. It’s a way of thinking, a way of being, a way of doing, a way of collecting data, a way [...]

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