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Little Angel Theatre offers free performances in paediatric hospitals

If Not Here…Where?,  is a specially commissioned theatre piece for children and young people in hospital by the award-winning Little Angel Theatre. The show is fully funded by Children in Need allowing the theatre to offer free performances to paediatric hospitals, wards and healthcare settings from 5-23 February 2020.

Call for objects: Help change how people think and talk about mental health

Londoners are invited to share personal objects that symbolise their mental health journey in a new display at Kew Palace

Creative Minds Artist franchise opportunities

Are you passionate about art and working with vulnerable people? Are you looking for a career change or something that’s flexible around family life?

Call for guests for The Poetry Pharmacy

BBC Radio 4 is debuting The Poetry Pharmacy, a new series presented by philanthropist and leading poetry expert William Seighart which will explore the therapeutic power of poetry

Exploring the use of drama and theatre and dementia

A researcher from the University of Northampton is undertaking a piece of research to explore the ways that drama or theatre are being used in the area of dementia, to gain an understanding of the breadth of work and who this work is aimed at. Artists and arts organisations are invited to take part in this research through a short online questionnaire.


One Dance UK, Young Creatives, applications open - 15 April 2019

Young Creatives provides young people with a platform to develop their choreographic skills and ideas and the space to be daring and brave through the creation of their own work. Young Creatives helps young people discover and explore the possibilities that creating their own dance can bring.

Baring Foundation call for case studies, arts and mental health – deadline 1 April 2019

From 2020, the Baring Foundation will change the theme for its arts funding from arts and older people to arts and mental health. This year the Foundation wants to explore the state of the field throughout the UK, and next January will publish a scoping / mapping study to launch its new programme (drawing on the model of 2009's Ageing Artfully).

Join the Global Crane dance – deadline 1 March 2019

Dance for Parkinson's communities are invited to be part of an international collaboration called the PD Crane Dance Project, in association with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD Program. 

Call for proposals, Broken Puppet 3 International Symposium – deadline 1 February 2019

The Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) at Newman University Birmingham in collaboration with the UNIMA Research Commission and the UNIMA Commission for Education, Development and Therapy are hosting a 2-day symposium exploring ways of training professional performers and health practitioners in approaches, techniques and embodied empathic relationships between performers, puppets, healthcare professionals and audiences.

When: 17th -18th April 2019

Where: Newman University Birmingham, England.

DYSPLA Storymakers residency – deadline 16 December 2018

The Storymakers Residency is a year-long (part-time) flexible writing programme funded by the Arts Council England. It is specifically designed to support and develop UK-based neurodivergent artists/storymakers to create and develop their own film/stage script.

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