Workshop facilitators, Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts – deadline 17 October 2018

rb&hArts is looking for 12 different artists/ workshops facilitators to run one-off arts or craft sessions as part of its Crafternoons series, particularly unique arts, crafts and activities that will inspire creativity. "If you have an idea for a fun, exciting and inventive participatory visual arts workshop we would love to hear from you."

Crafternoons is an rb&hArts initiative offering monthly participatory visual arts workshops to patients, staff and visitors at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

See attached document for more information.

Arts charities struggle with short-term, fixed-level funding

A new review by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation suggests that short-term funding is impacting arts charities' ability to plan. It also points to the fact that statutory grants tend to stay at the same level, and do not keep up with demand for services or inflation. The review suggests that government budget reductions have worsened inequaiity in terms of cultural access across the UK.

The review is based on assessments of 450 grants awarded throgh six different PHF funds. 

Creative Clusters launched to protect future of UK culture

The Arts and Humanities Research Council is funding the development of nine "creative clusters" across the country, and a new Policy and Evidence Centre led by NESTA. Part of the government's Industrial Strategy, the clusters and Centre will be research and development hubs to bring universities and the creative industries together to support the cultural sector.

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(In)visible exhibition, Bethnal Green – 9-14 October 2018

(In)visible brings together an international group of artists who create work concerned with self-expression, communication and therapeutic release. The show has been curated to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

9-14 October 2018

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG 

Open daily 1 - 7pm (Sunday 1 - 5pm)

Please see attached document for full details.


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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70 Stories for 70 Years

Call for stories

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is calling for 70 Stories for 70 Years, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018.

We would like these stories to represent your own experience of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on your own health and wellbeing or that of someone close to you. Stories can take the form of music, paintings, photographs, videos, text or anything else that speaks to culture, health and wellbeing.

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Supervision and support for artists, discussion event, London – 18 September 2018

London Arts in Health Forum is hosting a discussion event to explore the need for support for artists own health and wellbeing when they are delivering arts and health activity.

18 September 2018 10:30-12:30

Claremont Project, 24 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

Wellcome Photography Prize – deadline 17 December

The Wellcome Trust is inviting photographers and other image-makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, the newly relaunched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide.

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Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War, Newcastle – from 7 September 2018

Bobby Baker's latest work focuses on her own family history and the domestic experiences of women during the First World War, creating an immersive multi-media art installation in a terraced Newcastle house.

7 September to 9 November 2018


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