Current opportunities

Dance for Parkinson’s introductory training, Bristol – 18-19 February 2017

For dancers, dance teachers, students, therapists, care partners, people with Parkinson's and allied health professionals. Training is offered by Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK and People Dancing, in partnership with Fresh Arts, North Bristol NHS Trust and English National Ballet.

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund – deadline 20 February 2017

Applications are open for up to £5000, plus mentoring and in-kind support, to enable dance creatives to research, test and/or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas. Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 20 February

Grassroots Project Manager, Attitude is Everything, London – deadline 20 February 2017

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. The Grassroots Project Manager will be responsible for delivering a Charter of Best Practice project to grassroots venues and playing a significant part in driving forward a new Breaking the Sound Barriers programme.

Storytelling and healthcare, Sussex - 19-24 February 2017

A six-day course from the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College, led by storyteller Roi Gal-Or and medical doctor Daniela Scaglione. Cost: £325 Sunday 19 February at 19:30 to Friday 24 February at 12:30

'Connector' to develop work between mask theatre and health and care sectors, Worcester – deadline 24 February 2017

Vamos Theatre requires a freelance 'Connector' to work on a two-year ACE Strategic Touring-funded project to opportunities to work with the health and care sectors, particularly in relation to dementia. A job description is attached. For a complete breakdown of the project, and two year time scale, please contact the Vamos office on 01905 312921.

Fundraising officer, Youth Music, London – deadline 27 February 2017

Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.

Collage Artist/Workshop Facilitator – Science Engagement Project, London – deadline 28 February 2017

Imperial College London is seeking a collage artist experienced in facilitating creative workshops with children and families to collaborate on a science engagement project for the National Heart and Lung Institute.

Call for over-60s performers for Sadler’s Wells’ Elixir Festival – deadline 28 February 2017

Sadler’s Wells is inviting applications from over-60s groups across the country to perform in Elixir Extracts, part of Elixir Festival 2017.  It is looking for a diverse range of dance works of approximately 5-8 minutes in length, to be performed in the Lilian Baylis Studio on 24 & 25 June.

Artist-in-residence, Waterford Healing Arts Trust – deadline 2 March 2017

Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for the 2017 WHAT 2017 artist-in-residence programme, focused on participation and collaboration with University Hospital Waterford. Read more

Early-stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators, London – 3 March 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10am to 5pm The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

Digital Project Office, City Arts, Nottingham – deadline 6 March 2017

City Arts is looking for a Digital Project Officer to work with an App Developer and Designer to produce a high-end app for older people, carers and health professionals. The successful applicant will be a creative, motivated and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator with a good knowledge of digital technology and its potential for individuals and communities.

Guildhall BA (Hons) in Performance and Creative Enterprise - deadline 7 March 2017

A degree course which focuses on participation in cross-artform projects. For students interested in collaboration, communication and leadership in a range of cultural and socially-engaged contexts. The course aims to prepare students for life in the arts industry, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and employability.

Guided Imagery and Music method seminar and workshop – 10 March 2017

A practice-based seminar aimed at mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, arts therapists, and counsellors) who wish to learn more about the processes the arts therapies offer, and professionals who are interested in incorporating receptive music therapy methods into their practice.

CNWL Arts in Health Project Worker (voluntary) - deadline 14 March 2017

CNWL Arts in Health is looking for a volunteer project worker to join the Arts in Health team, working closely with North West London Arts Psychotherapies service. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with artists from a variety of backgrounds. The role would suit someone considering an arts-based career in mental health.

European Reminiscence Network training course and apprenticeship scheme - from 9 March 2017

Of interest to arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners, and staff from health and social care services who are interested and/or experienced in positive approaches to dementia care. Contact the ERN (see below) to apply, or Read more.

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