Artists

Art commission, Sheffield Children’s Hospital – deadline 2 June 2017

Artfelt is looking for artists for the new Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Applications are welcomed from individuals, studios, companies or collaborations with a good understanding of space, large scale graphics and surface finishes.

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RSPH photographic art award – deadline 6 August 2017

The RSPH "flash points" competition is seeking submissions that highlight health and wellbeing in the UK across the life course. Submissions should be "thought-provoking snapshots of lives from as diverse a range of demographics as this country is home to".

Submissions are invited in the following six categories:

Submissions invited for two commissions, Limerick – deadline 21 June 2017

Submissions are invited for two new commissions of artwork as part of a percent-for-art scheme to enhance the care environment for all visitors and users of the new Emergency Department, and the new renal dialysis unit, both at University Hospital Limerick.

"We would like to promote a welcoming, calm, cheerful, caring, healing and embracing environment with elements that are recognisable and comforting and duly appropriate to the nature of the building and the locality."

Arts and culture organisations push parties ahead of General Election

A number of arts and culture organisations – including the Museums Association, One Dance UK, the Creative Industries Federation, and the Cultural Learning Alliance – have issued manifestos ahead of the general election. The Creative Industries Federation is also hosting a series of events at which leading figures from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party will speak about their party’s approach to the arts and creative industries and take part in a Q&A session.

How important are the arts to healthy ageing? – 15 June 2017

If you work with older people or are interested in how the arts can maintain good health in later life, come along to our partnership event with RADA on Thursday 15 June at which we’ll be hosting an informative panel discussion on arts and ageing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your knowledge up to speed about recent successful projects using the arts to improve health and wellbeing in later life.

Our popular LAHF networking event in partnership with Paintings in Hospitals is back! – 14 June 2017

After a second sold-out Connect event last year, we’re pleased to announce that we will be holding another networking opportunity in partnership with Paintings in Hospitals.

Aesop Dance to Health programme expands

Dance to Health is an older people’s falls prevention dance programme. The expanded programme will run for two years. 63 programmes will be delivered across England and Wales in collaboration with health/social care and dance partners.

This expansion programme builds on a successful pilot in 2015 and 2016 and an evaluation report published in February 2017.

"Tintinnabulation" at the Free Space Project, Kentish Town – 15 May-16 June 2017

Artist in residence Victoria Coster explores the experience of tinnitus through a variety of mediums: moving image, sound, objects, etching, screen prints and drawing, all arrived at through an explorative and experimental process, rooted in the framework of a sculpture practice.

15 May-16 June (Mon – Fri, 9am – 6.30pm)

Private view: 15 May, 6.30pm — 9.30pm.

Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 2BX

LAHF partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital and RADA

For Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, LAHF is exploring how the arts and creativity can have a considerable role in enhancing our health and wellbeing throughout the life course. With the resources, support and buy-in from key decision makers, the arts can realise their potential to generate wellbeing, improve our health and social care services, and create a healthy, more equal society. LAHF's partnership events highlight organisations that are leading the way and showcasing best practice in how arts and health professionals can work together to achieve these goals.

Creative Industries Federation general election manifesto for the arts

The Federation's manifesto builds on the industrial strategy document it recently submitted to government, and is based on the ongoing contributions of its members:

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