Inclusion and Participation Manager, Kent Music – deadline 17 September 2018

Kent music is looking for a dynamic, experienced music educator with considerable experience in the implementation of inclusion strategies, including Youth Voice and working with disadvantaged communities. This is a two-year fixed-term position.

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Director, Ideas Test, Kent – deadine 13 November 2017

Based in North Kent, Ideas Test works across Swale and Medway, reaching out to communities and individuals with a range of arts, heritage, capacity building and learning programmes.

Essential skills include:

The Future of Creativity in Psychological Therapies – 2 March 2018

A conference organised by Central and Northwest London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts to address the relationship between psychological therapies, emergent paradigms and collaborations.

Cost: £70 – £125.63

2 March 2018, 0900-1700


82-96 Grove Lane




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Irish Research Council and Arts Council partner to encourage collaboration between arts and academic communities

The Irish Research Council and Arts Council have announced a new strategic partnership to encourage greater collaboration between academics and the arts.

The collaboration will see the two agencies working together over the next three years.

Commenting on the partnership, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council, said: "The Irish Research Council is committed to supporting research across all disciplines. Half of the 280 awards we announced recently under the Government of Ireland programmes are in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines."

Lost and Found exhibition and drawing workshops, University College Hospital – until 1 November 2017

uclh arts and heritage invites you to Lost and Found

Private View (all welcome) 6.00pm—7.00pm Thursday 26 October 2017

Exhibition dates: 5 October—1 November 2017

The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

New agreement signed between Arts Council England and London Councils

The new Memorandum of Understanding highlights four key principles: an integrated, place-based approach; building capacity and resilience of the arts and culture sector and the creative industries; extending access to arts and culture; and strategic collaboration and advocacy. The focus is on supporting local authorities to work in more creative ways to achieve their goals.

Councillor Darren Rodwell, London Councils’ executive member for city development, said

European Outsider Art Association conference – submissions deadline 30 October

Outside In will host the European Outsider Art Association conference from 4-6 May 2018 at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. It is seeking proposals for presentations on the theme of the "Artist's Voice". Proposals are welcomed from artists, studio groups and anyone who has something interesting and engaging to say on the topic of the artist and how best to support them. Presentations can take any form; from a PowerPoint to a performance.

Bridging the gap between mainstream society and those faced with illness, death and dying – 30 November 2017

A Creative Arts in Palliative Care event in Berkhamsted, for art therapists, artists, therapists/counsellors and academics working with those faced with and experiencing grief, loss, isolation, illness, death and dying.

Fee: £40.


Open Door Gallery, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HU.

See the attached flyer for further information.

Creative Industries Federation criticizes lack of detail over Brexit

The CIF has joined criticisms of the Prime Minister’s conference speech for failing to provide the detail to reassure British businesses “that the government has a grip on the Brexit process”. The Federation also highlights the creative industries’ concern at the “consistent failure to prioritise the education and skills needs of the sector” and the two main parties failure to address the need to retain and attract international artists after Brexit.

Cambridge Hospital arts commission

Addenbrooke's Arts is seeking expressions of interest from illustrators, artists and designers for a new commission for the hospital's Paediatric Day Unit.

Details in the attached brief


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