Opportunities archive

Call for Papers for Australian Arts and Health Conference

The Third Annual International Arts and Health Conference will take place from 14 – 18 November 2011 at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The deadline for papers to be presented to the conference is 29th July. w: www.artsandhealth.org/

Colwinston Charitable Trust - deadline 30 September

The Colwinston Charitable Trust was established in 1995 and distributes grants to organisations working predominantly in the areas of opera, classical music and the visual arts.

Alec Dickson Trust

The Alec Dickson Trust provides grants of up to £500 to help young people up to 30 years of age, or small groups of young people, to run a volunteering project in their local area. The fund seeks to support projects that enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society. For more information contact:

Arts Council England announces details of £40 million fund to increase private giving to the arts

Catalyst Arts is part of an £80 million scheme to boost philanthropy to the arts announced last December by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England. The Catalyst Arts fund will be invested in three different ways:

ISAN national evaluation of outdoor arts audiences project

ISAN is commissioning the Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change at the University of Manchester, under the direction of Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Miles, to conduct a national evaluation of outdoor arts events over a three year period and is seeking festival and carnival partners interested in being part of the project.

£55m to help cultural organisations build endowments

A new £55m scheme to help arts and heritage organisations secure their future financial stability by building endowment funds has been announced by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. An independent advisory panel chaired by Michael Portillo will review bids from organisations for grants up to £5m from the Endowment Fund, which will be available to match funds raised from private donors.

Voluntary Arts launches the Epic Awards

Voluntary Arts has announced the Epic Awards 2011, designed to shine a spotlight on the excellent work taking place within more than 70,000 voluntary and amateur art and craft groups around the UK and Republic of Ireland.