Kids in Museums launch wellbeing resource and museum award

To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 the charity Kids in Museums launched a new resource that explores how museums can work with children and families to support their wellbeing, focusing on two case studies from Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.

SANE Creative Awards Scheme – deadline extended to 17 July 2020

The SANE Creative Awards Scheme offers up to £300 to people with mental health conditions and their carers to help develop their creative potential. SANE is accepting applications for the visual arts, this includes all forms of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media and digital art. The awards might help meet the costs of materials or short courses.

The closing date for this round of awards has been extended to 17 July.

Further information and application forms can be found here.

Enter your nominations for the Epic Awards before 31 May 2020

Since 2010, Voluntary Arts has been shining a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups and projects across the UK and Ireland, in the Epic Awards.

The awards celebrate activity during the previous year, and applications are now open until 31 May 2020. This year's ceremony is currently due to take place in central London on 24 September 2020 (dependent on the circumstances). Further information can be found here and follow @voluntaryarts and #EpicAwards2020 on social media.


WHO project on arts and health wins global award

Nominate for the national Creative Learning Awards – deadline 14 December 2018

The Creative Learning Guild Awards 2018 recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation in creative learning, and achievement in all stages of formal education, learning within creative businesses, cultural charities, museums, galleries, libraries, theatres and music venues.

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Creative People and Places scheme opens to new projects

Arts Council England is investing £24million over the next four years in its Creative People and Places scheme, to support work in those areas of the country falling into the bottom third in terms of engagement with creative and cultural practice. Please share information about this opportunity amongst your networks. ACE is looking for community groups, cultural organisations or other organisations, such as clubs or local businesses. 

Health Humanities award-winners announced

Three of the five award-winners in this inaugural year work at the intersection of cultural and creative practice and health and wellbeing. The overall Health Humanities Medal was awarded to Professor Helen Chatterjee at University College London for her work with museums on prescription.

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Nominate for the Heart for the Arts award – deadline 2 November 2018

Nominations are open for the National Campaign for the Arts 2018-19 Heart for the Arts awards. The awards celebrate local authority projects and people who champion the arts in their area.

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Health Humanities Medal

A new national award celebrating the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing has been launched by The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in association with the Wellcome Trust.

Focused on research in the field, The Health and Humanities Medal will assess contributions in five categories. For each category a shortlist of submissions will be drawn up and a winner will be selected. An overall winner will then be selected from the five category winners to receive the Health Humanities Medal for 2018.

Manchester social impact funds

Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority has allocated £7m over the next two years to arts organisations aiming to deliver cultural impact including a range of organisations working in health and wellbeing.

28 organisations are set to receive a share of £7 million investment over the next two years. The portfolio includes emerging arts and social impact organisations alongside established and large scale organisations.


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