Current opportunities

International Writing Award – deadline 25 July 2014

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival International Writing Competition 2014, led by Bipolar Scotland is seeking entries. Five categories are available: Poetry; Short Story; Diary/Blog; Newspaper Article; and Letter. The theme for the Festival and also the competition is “Power” and this can be interpreted in any way.

Call for papers for Australia conference

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, the 6th Annual Australian Arts and Health Conference will be taking place in Melbourne this November. It has issued a call for papers presenting best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.

Marketing & Audience Development Consultancy – deadline 1 August 2014

Huddersfield-based arts and health organisation, HOOT, is seeking an individual or a team who has marketing and audience development experience in an arts context and some knowledge of the health and social care sector to help build partnerships and establish wider strategic networks and identify opportunities for new business and donations.

Call for papers health and art history – deadline 1 August 2014

A Picture of Health: Representations and Imaginings of Wellbeing and Illness will take place on 7 November 2014.

Call for poems about age – deadline 3 August 2014

A new poetry anthology is inviting submissions of poems that want to challenge, celebrate or simply give age a voice.

Inpatient adult mental health ward commission

An artist is sought to develop an arts based project specific to an adult in-patient mental health ward and its residents’ wishes. The project will be a collaboration project between artist, staff and service users.

Illustrator commission – deadline 8 August 2014

LIME is looking for an experienced illustrator to work with adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre (MACFC) based in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Artfelt Workshop Coordinator – deadline 11 August 2014

 Artfelt, part of The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity seeks an experienced Workshop Coordinator to manage its workshop programme and support the Artfelt project.

Silver Strings, Age UK Brighton and Hove

A nine week course for people over 50. “This new nine-week course will ease you in to learning the basics and practising in an ensemble, playing well-loved popular tunes. We even provide the instruments! Choose from violin, viola or cello - or try all three.” The course is also suitable for those with arthritis or vision impairments.

Survivors’ Poetry submission – deadline 18 July 2014

Survivors’ Poetry is seeking submissions for its quarterly publication Poetry Express.

Medicine Unboxed: Students – deadline 1 September 2014

This is an opportunity for students of arts, health and medicine to present at the prestigious Medicine Unboxed in November 2014.

Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships – deadline 23 September 2014

Applications are now open for 2015 Churchill Travelling Fellowships with designated opportunities for people working with the arts to create opportunities for older people.

Call for information about arts and rehabilitation

The Arts Alliance is planning a large-scale research project, looking at how and why arts projects can support rehabilitation, to encourage improvements to arts provision in prisons and the community.

Re-defining and shaping public space

The European Cultural Foundation is inviting applications for ideas aimed at re-defining public spaces.

Workshop Artists and Facilitators – open deadline

Shape Arts is seeking experienced artists to deliver creative workshops, as part of a new programme “Inspiring Futures”.