Current opportunities

Workshop Artists and Facilitators – open deadline

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

Arts Council research programme

Arts Council England is planning the launch of a £3m research grants programme to build and improve the evidence base around the value, impacts and benefits of arts and culture. From next April, ACE will invite research proposals to develop the evidence base for the impact of arts and culture.

Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 - deadline 16 January 2015

An award of £5000 is available to organisations based in the South West of England which can demonstrate excellence in arts in health practice. The award - supported by the Fine Family Foundation - is accompanied by an individual prize and a runner-up prize both of £1000. w: http://www.ahsw.org.uk/Prize.aspx

Call for Papers, Music, Drama, Dance Movement and Art Therapy: Interdisciplinary Dialogues – deadline 15 February 2015

Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, a peer-reviewed, open access journal, invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the arts therapies (music therapy, dramatherapy, dance movement psychotherapy and art therapy) to appear in winter 2015. This call for papers is open to both practitioners and academics.

Cardboard Citizens, Theatre of the Oppressed Training workshops – various

Cardboard Citizens have announced a new season of training workshops including: Rainbow of Desires - An Introduction to Boal's "Theatre and Therapy" 7th - 9th November 2014 Discover Augusto Boal's response to "internalised oppression", and its multiple applications from the rehearsal room to therapeutic settings.

Big Potential Opens for Applications

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its new £10m programme to help Voluntary & Community groups and Social Enterprises access social investment is open for applications.

Barking and Dagenham awards

Awards of up to £50,000 are available for artists and arts organisations to create extraordinary site specific arts experiences at landmarks across Barking & Dagenham, in collaboration with local residents. The Creative Barking and Dagenham programme run by Studio 3 Arts is managing a range of activities including this new site specific programme.

Call for papers on Culture, Museums and Wellbeing – deadline 15 March 2015

Call for papers on Culture, Museums and Wellbeing – deadline 15 March 2015

Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, Call for Papers – deadline 15 March 2015

Special issue on Culture, Museums and Wellbeing. Submissions should have a specific focus on some aspect of culture and/or museums and wellbeing. The editors are particularly interested in quantitative studies and well-developed qualitative studies that can contribute to a nuanced theoretical understanding of these areas.

The Hub – deadline 1 May 2015

The Wellcome Trust is now accepting applications for a new group of residents for The Hub. Based in Wellcome Collection, The Hub provides a unique space and resource for an interdisciplinary group of researchers to work on an original project related to health, medicine or wellbeing.