Current opportunities

Consultant opportunity with Hoots Creative Arts – deadline 12 April 2021

Yorkshire-based arts and mental health organisation Hoot Creative Arts is looking for consultant/s to explore the investment readiness potential for creative arts sessions within the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway provided by NHS England/HMP Service across England.

Artist opportunity with Equal Arts – deadline 12 April 2021

Equal Arts are looking for artists with experience and knowledge of gardening in community settings to join their HenPower Project, delivering sessions in the care settings they support. Initially delivering sessions online, then returning to the gardens of care homes, the organisation is planning projects in the North East, North West and London for freelance artists.

Funding for creativity, mental health and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds – deadline 21 April 2021

The Baring Foundation has launched a new fund to support activity to redress the under-representation of participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities in arts and mental health.

Artist in residence opportunities – deadline 21 April 2021

National arts charity Drake Music are looking for three artists in residence to join The DM Collective, a national game-changing Artist Development programme that is run by, created for, and developed with, Disabled musicians. The successful candidates will embed within the DM team, develop their creative practice and help to develop the organisation.

Koestler Awards 2021 open for entries

The 2021 Koestler Awards for art in criminal justice settings is open for entries. The Awards launched in 1962. Each year more than 3,500 people in custody and in the community share their creative work. Over 52 categories, the Koestler Awards provide feedback and encouragement to entrants of all abilities in visual art, design, writing and music.

Singing for Lung Health online training – 19 April to 28 May 2021

Musical Breath are delivering an eight-week online course on singing for lung health, developed from the original course written and delivered by Phoene Cave for the British Lung Foundation. The course will consist of six modules covering topics including holistic breath and breathing patterns and lung health and lung disease.

Call for papers, International Journal of Community Music – deadline 29 May 2021

The International Journal of Community Music (IJCM) is calling for contributions for a special issue exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community music sector.