Current opportunities

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – deadline 1 November 2014

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next closing date for applications is 1 November 2014. During 2014, the Trust is seeking to fund projects that promote Music and the Arts and help the elderly. Grants are usually between £1,000 and £3,000 and are awarded for one year.

Online Masters in Arts in Medicine

The University of Florida has launched an online master’s degree program in arts in medicine. The two-year program from the UF Center for Arts in Medicine includes foundation of the arts in medicine and various electives. Students are also required to devote 16 hours a week to each eight-week, three-credit hour course.

Freelance Music Practitioner/Leaders, SoCo Music Project – deadline 20 November 2014

SoCo Music Project is seeking expressions of interest from music leaders/practitioners for exciting and new projects across Hampshire.

NCVO, Helping arts & cultural organisations use their creativity to win public service commissions – various dates September to November 2014

Training sessions in Plymouth and Leicester as part of the Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme. These phases are designed to help middle and senior managers in arts, museums, libraries to engage in public service commissioning.

Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation – deadline 5 December 2014

The Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation has announced that its grants making programme will re-open for applications on 1 October 2014. The Foundation supports projects in children's hospitals and hospices throughout the UK to enrich and enhance the lives of patients. Projects that could be considered by the Foundation include amongst others:

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.

Workshop Artists and Facilitators – open deadline

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

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.

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.