Current opportunities

Relationship-Centred Reminiscence Arts and Dementia Training – 3 October 2014

An Age Exchange one-day specialist participatory training for carers of people with dementia aimed at residential care managers and staff; day care staff, health care assistants, volunteers within health and social care settings, personal carers.

Arts and Wellbeing Project Manager – deadline 3 October 2014

Sense, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, is seeking an arts and wellbeing manager.

Circle Dance in Dementia – 9 October 2014

Dementia Pathfinders is offering a one day course on Circle Dance in Dementia. The training aims to enable staff to provide their own movement and music sessions with their service users.

Private Practice in DMP – 12 October 2014

Setting up a Private Practice is setting up a business; and becoming a business person has implications that may conflict with our aim of holding the therapeutic space in a professional way. This workshop will look at the practical and psychological implications of being self-employed with particular reference to running a private practice in which you are dealing directly with the client.

ICAPT intensive training days – various September and October 2014

The International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training (ICAPT) has announced a series of intensive training sessions. Refresher for mentalisation-based arts psychotherapies practice 16 September: 9.30am - 4pm Mentalization Based Arts Psychotherapies for BPD & Psychosis 13- 14 October 2014, 09.15-16.30

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation has announced that capital and revenue funding is available to support the work of local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations that address rural and urban deprivation. Within these two main headings, the Trust is interested in helping established projects which work in the fields of:

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.

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:

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.