Current opportunities

Arts and Minds vacancies – deadlines 31 July & 7 August 2020

Arts and Minds, the Cambridgeshire micro-charity that uses the arts to help people living with mental health challenges, has opportunities available for trustees, a Programme Manager and a Finance & Office Manager. The successful applicants will play a role in Arts and Minds’ mission to use the arts to support the positive mental health of individuals and communities.

Call for submissions for Tales of Lockdown – deadline 10 August 2020

The Hearth Centre is gathering stories about living in times of national emergency to include accounts of epidemic and wars, past and present, when people’s personal freedoms were suddenly restricted and where life suddenly became fearful and uncertain. Selected submissions will be curated in a new blog dedicated to Living in Times of National Emergency.

Funding for arts and mental health organisations – deadline 18 August 2020

The Baring Foundation has opened its first funding round to support arts and mental health organisations. This fund is designed to support established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

Artists sought to deliver Matinée Outreach project – deadline 24 August 2020

Matinée, the Derbyshire based scheme that initially focused on providing dementia friendly film events for those living with dementia and their friends, family and carers, has launched a new project in response to Covid-19.

Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021 – deadline 26 August 2020

This major award offers five early-career UK-based artists and makers the opportunity to develop and present ambitious new works on a supported, high-profile national platform. It seeks to raise the profile and visibility of making processes within the visual arts and create a space for critical dialogue between the craft and visual arts sectors.

Applications invited for MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

Queen Mary University of London is inviting applications for its MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health for the academic year 2020-21. The MSc is a partnership between the Drama Department (School of English and Drama) and the Centre for Psychiatry (School of Medicine and Dentistry) at Queen Mary.

Art Therapy New Practitioner & Early Career Researcher Prizes 2020-2022 – deadline 31 January 2021

The International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape (IJAT) has announced the addition of an Early Career Researcher Prize to run alongside the New Practitioner Prize. These biennial Prizes are awarded by the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and Routledge Publishers.