Current opportunities

Call for expressions of interest, Arts in Health & Wellbeing Projects, Hull – deadline 29 August 2014

Hull City Council invites expressions of interest from artists for creative projects in any artform or multiple artforms, working with people aged 45+, people with physical and/or mental health conditions and their family carers.

Body, Nature and Soul: Exploring our Ecological Connections Through Dance Movement Psychotherapy – 29 August to 1 September 2014

A Dance Movement Psychotherapy Summer Course at Goldsmiths. This summer course will be facilitated by experienced Dance Movement Psychotherapists and aims to offer the opportunity to engage with individual and environmental concerns through movement and dance.

TV Company looking for arts organisations working in health to take part in new documentary series

Little Gem TV company are developing a documentary series for Channel 4 about how music, singing, dance and painting can help with various medical conditions, often when conventional medicine can’t.

Survivors’ Poetry submission – deadline 18 July 2014

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

Eranda Foundation – deadline 31 August 2014

The Eranda Foundation Grant is for charities undertaking projects for research into medicine and education, encouraging the arts and supporting social welfare in the UK. It was created by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild in February 1967 to support the advancement of learning in the arts and sciences and in particular for the promotion and development of medical and scientific research.

Design Council, Director of Policy and Research (Maternity cover) – deadline 31 August 2014

The Design Council is seeking an exceptional policy and research expert to join its senior team over the next 12 months’ to advocate strongly for design within relevant national policy areas, such as growth, innovation, housing, education, and will look to widen influence in areas such as health and social care.

Specialist Community Dance Facilitators, YMCA London South West – deadline 31 August 2014

The organisation is looking for expressions of interest for specialist community dance practitioners and facilitators for new projects with the Community Health and Wellbeing team at YMCA London South West, which covers the London boroughs of Merton, Richmond and Kingston.

Research Associate, Willis Newson – deadline 31 August 2014

Willis Newson is about to embark on a one year ESRC funded knowledge transfer programme with UWE and is seeking to appoint a research associate / an experienced evaluation researcher to work with them. The project will seek to review, create and develop evaluation capacity and resources for the arts and health sector and is due to start at the end of August.

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.

Baring Foundation Arts and Older People Programme 2014 – deadline 1 September 2014

The Baring Foundation has announced that its Arts Projects programme 2014 is now open for applications. The programme will continue its theme of arts and older people.

Call for abstracts: the arts and strategy: the second international arts symposium, St Christopher's Hospice, London – deadline 1 September 2014

This symposium aims to provide an opportunity for artists, health and social care leaders and other practitioners to debate the true value of the arts in health. The event will focus on key strategic objectives, cost effectiveness and the necessity to develop robust outcome measures, within the context of a range of examples of the efficacy of different arts programmes.

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.

Call for Freelance Artists for the Imagine project – deadline 1 September 2014

City Arts are seeking 3 artists to run a 10 week programme using iPads to inspire creativity in Care Home residents across Nottingham. There is a specific focus on individuals living with dementia.

Project Manager: Arts and Cultural Commissioning across NHS Gloucestershire – deadline 5 September 2014

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Create Gloucestershire are looking for an exceptional project manager to work with them and key local authority partners to realize a radical vision for how arts and culture are commissioned to improve health and well-being outcomes across Gloucestershire.

Call for expressions of interest – deadline 12 September 2014

The Arts Alliance are embarking on an ambitious research and delivery programme - Inspiring Futures, which aims to bring about a step-change in both the credibility and the reach of arts projects within the Criminal Justice System. The organisation is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable arts organisations to be involved in a large scale research and evaluation proposal that will find