Current opportunities

Snapdragon – deadline 31 January 2015

Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing is a new online international literary journal focused on art and healing. The journal has issued a call for its inaugural issue in spring 2015. It accepts previously published work and new work by emerging and established writers. Currently, the journal is accepting poetry, creative non-fiction, and research papers.

Artists for dementia friendly hospital – deadline 2 February 2015

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is looking to commission experienced and engaged artists/designers/sculptors to create work for a range of environments designed to support people with dementia. Commissions include:

Director of Business Development – deadline 2 February 2015

Huddersfield’s Hoot Creative Arts is seeking a Director of Business Development to provide co-leadership and strategic management, bringing in new business, develop the organisation’s public profile, and ensuring financial resilience.

Arts Administrator – deadline 3 February 2015

The Koestler Trust is seeking an Arts Administrator to project manage the Trust’s annual Awards in arts and criminal justice.

Membership Engagement Officer – deadline 8 February 2015

Claremont in Islington is looking for a staff member to support events planning and organisation as well as the Centre’s Front of House function.

Artists for workshops – deadline 13 February 2015

Sheffield-based Artfelt is looking to employ a range of visual artists, crafts people, musicians and performance artists to support its workshop programme. Workshops must be adaptable to a variety of ages and work within a hospital ward or waiting room environment. Expressions of interest should include:

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.

Transforming healthcare by design – deadline 15 February 2015

A call for papers has been issued for a conference this June exploring the ways in which architects, artists and designers are facing up to the challenges in contemporary health provision.

Call for artists – deadline 16 February 2015

Artists working around the theme of health, ageing, death and wellbeing are invited to submit work for a curated exhibition, The New Immortals, to take place in 2016.

Creative Conversations arts commissions – deadline 16 February 2015

NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group is developing a series of small creative commissions to engage local communities in the borough of Halton (in North West England) with arts and health.

Community & Health Manager (Maternity Cover) – deadline 18 February 2015

Liverpool’s FACT is seeking a focused leader and confident spokesperson to lead the activities surrounding health and community.

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.

Integrated Arts Therapist – deadline 27 February 2015

West London charity Chance for Children is seeking an experienced Integrated Arts Therapist preferably able to work with music and /or drama as part of its therapeutic arts programme in primary schools.

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.

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.