Tate Exchange to open

A new annual drop-in space where visitors can connect and work with artists opens today (28 September 2016) in the new Switch House extension at Tate Modern, London.

Tate Exchange will be a “bold experiment” that hopes to attract 100,000 people a year to take part in its workshops, discussions and seminars, according to Nicholas Serota, the Tate’s outgoing director. It has a range of partners from the arts, education and community groups.

New support for theatre practitioners' mental health

A new website has been created to support performers and creative practitioners. ArtsMinds has been developed by Equity, The Stage, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine and Spotlight, in response to a series of suicides in the industry.

Visual artist, Arts-on-Prescription, St Albans – deadline 19 August 2016

To work with the St Albans Arts Team, St Albans District Council and Mind in Mid Herts to run a series of nine workshops to establish best practice.

The St Albans team is looking for a Visual Artist with extensive experience of working within mental health, who can deliver high-quality, person-centred sessions. It is anticipated that the workshops will run weekly from September - November 2016 from 6pm - 8pm to attract those participants in employment.  The artist will be working with those referred from GP surgeries, mental health partners and health professionals.

Not Finished Yet, Clapham – 15 September 2016

An exhibition of work by the Royal Trinity Hospice art therapy group. 

The evening also offers a chance to meet the artists and learn about how art therapy is used at the hospice.

Thursday 15 September 2016

6.00pm to 8.30pm

Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0RN

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Open call for socially engaged commission, Tate Liverpool – deadline 30 August 2016

Tate Liverpool is seeking collaborative, socially engaged artist/s born in or resident in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary or Germany.

Chief Operating Officer, Mental Fight Club, London – deadline 26 August 2016

Mental Fight Club is looking for an individual who has good leadership and management skills combined with a thorough knowledge of mental health services.

Mental Fight Club are offering a fixed term role for 6 months daily rate of £140, for 2 to 3 days a week to lead and manage their projects.

Please contact the Grace Smith, Treasurer of Mental Fight Club, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm for a full person specification or informal discussion.

Mental Fight Club: ‘Our Business is to Create’.

t: 07973770273

Community Arts & Health Apprentice, Creative Paths, E. Midlands – deadline 29 July 2016

Creative Paths is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and caring young person to work as a Community Arts and Health Apprentice.

The Apprentice will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the community learning and arts and health programme.

Main duties include:

Commission for RSPH anniversary – deadline 29 July 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health is commissioning a commemorative artwork for its 160th anniversary this year.

The RSPH would like to update William Hogarth’s ‘Gin Lane’ (1751) to reflect the public health challenges faced by today’s society.

The completed artwork will be unveiled at 28 Portland Place in central London by our President Lord Hunt of Kings Heath later this year.

The RSPH are offering a fee plus costs, and will appoint based on portfolio submission.

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing – stage 1 deadline 16 August

The Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation have launched a £500,000 fund for digital approaches to engaging older people in the creative arts – from painting and sculpture to singing and drama.

"The Digital Arts and Creative Ageing programme will offer forward thinking organisations the chance to receive grant funding of up to £90,000, plus business support to scale existing creative arts services. Successful applicants will demonstrate how digital tech is being used effectively as a medium or tool to engage the over 65s in the creative arts.

ACE responds to sector survey

Changes will be made to Arts Council England’s investment priorities after over 1,000 responses to its survey.

ACE has set out the following changes:


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