Current opportunities

Chief Operating Officer, Mental Fight Club, London – deadline 26 August 2016

Mental Fight Club is looking for an individual who has good leadership and management skills combined with a thorough knowledge of mental health services. Mental Fight Club are offering a fixed term role for 6 months daily rate of £140, for 2 to 3 days a week to lead and manage their projects.

Team Up

A London-wide volunteering programme partnering doctors and dentists in postgraduate training, healthcare students and public health professionals with community organisations is seeking expressions of interest.

Sing with Us: The Benefits of Singing for Those Affected by Cancer

A new project looking at the benefits of singing for those affected by cancer is offering people who are affected, including patients, staff, carers and bereaved the opportunity to join free choirs or to take part from home.

Open call for socially engaged commission, Tate Liverpool – deadline 30 August 2016

Tate Liverpool is seeking collaborative, socially engaged artist/s born in or resident in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary or Germany.

Dance Well Project Assistant, Akademi – deadline 12 September 2016

Akademi are seeking a Project Assistant to support the efficient delivery of their Dance Well project and other associated work. Working with the Dance Well Project Officer you will be responsible for organising outreach work, evaluation and the coordination of sessions for our Big Lottery funded project.

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators, London – 13 September 2016

To give arts practitioners and facilitators increased skills and confidence in working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers or families. Tuesday 13 September, 10:30am to 17:30pm The Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing online course – from September 2016

An eight-week online course for personal and professional development, led by Lapidus members. The new course begins on 12 September, and is part of the Professional Writing Academy (PWA) suite of courses. Discount available for Lapidus members.

2017 GSK IMPACT Awards – deadline 21 September 2016

The 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards are administered by the King's Fund, and provide funding and free leadership training to small to medium-sized health and wellbeing charities.

NADFAS grants – deadline 30 September 2016

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) has announced its autumn round of grants of up to £5,000 from the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund.

CW+ Art Collection Volunteer, London

CW+ manage an art collection of over 1,000 works of art on display throughout the wards, clinics and public areas of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Comprised predominantly of contemporary artworks, the collection contains prints, paintings, sculpture and site-specific commissions by a variety of artists across different genres.

Creative Future’s Tight Modern Competition - deadline 15 October

This year's Tight Modern competition will launch on July 15th and run until 30th October. There will be free workshops in Portsmouth, Redbridge and Brighton leading up to the tour for those who would like to make a piece of work to submit to the open competition.

MSC in Creative Arts and Mental Health, Queen Mary University of London

For education professionals, artists, scholars, and mental health practitioners. The MSc offers students the opportunity to learn in detail, from both arts and science perspectives, how art and performance can be used to think critically about and engage the public with concepts and experiences of mental health and the mental health system.

Two new strategic funds from Arts Council England

Celebrating Age, jointly funded by the Baring Foundation, will grant £50k-100k to organisations investing in access for older people, while Building Resilience aims to increase the resilience of up to 100 cultural organisations.

The Art of Mentalizing – 22 - 24 October 2016

Submissions are invited for this New York conference bringing together people working in psychology to explore the role of arts in health. The theme of the conference is “how we define and develop the clinical interventions required to produce sustainable change and the role of mentalizing in this process.” Proposals are invited for:

Dance for Parkinson’s Online Learning

An eight-unit programme available online. Cost: £65, or £55 for members of Dance for PD® or People Dancing. Multi-user license available for organisations, starting at £40 per person.

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