Opportunities archive

Arts 4 Dementia, Training for arts activities for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers – 14 June

A session which aims to give arts practitioners increased skills and confidence in working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia.

London Bubble, Development Manager – deadline 18 June

London Bubble is seeking to employ a Development Manager to build and diversify support for its growing work in its community. The role will principally have responsibility for researching and identifying trusts, foundations and public funding prospects and creating persuasive applications for both projects and core funding.

Physical and Sensory Disablement Arts Engagement Commission, St. Helens Council – deadline 18 June

A partnership has been formed between St. Helens Council Arts Service, Adult Social Care and Library Service, to develop a commission that will engage local communities in arts activity culminating in a performance/exhibition/film/event/ production.

Arts Tutor, Age UK Islington – deadline 19 June

To develop, manage and coordinate arts, performing arts, crafts and media events at Drovers to establish the centre as an older people’s community hub. To use your contacts to bringing new tutors, volunteers and practitioners to the Centre to create a wealth of expertise and activity for older people to enjoy.

Sounding Body, Somatic Explorations - 30 June

This workshop is open to body oriented practitioners, creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, counselors, singers/musicians and people who are interested in enhancing personal development and creativity through somatic explorations.

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012 – deadline 1 July

The 2012 awards include a category for Use of the Arts. “An outstanding, innovative and effective arts project of any type (performance, literary or visual/ installation) that engages with staff, patients and visitors and creates a positive place for work and recuperation. Marks will be awarded for :

Administrator, Creative Future – deadline 2 July

Creative Future is a charity that supports marginalised and disabled artists and writers. The organisation is seeking an administrator, experienced in office management, social media and organisational skills to help run its workshop, mentoring and exhibitions and events programmes. The contract will start in mid August 2012 and last till 31 March 2013.

Drawn to Dialogue, University of Hertfordshire/British Library – 5-7 July

A three day studio-based masterclass combining Art Therapy and Fine Art approaches to drawing practice. This intensive studio based course combines Fine Art and a psychological approaches to drawing. There will be a focus on extending the practice of drawing through observation to mark making as an internal, personal language.

Artist-in-Residence opportunity for an animation artist – deadline 6 July

Paintings in Hospitals is inviting applications from animation artists who wish to develop their practice through working in the healthcare environment and collaborating with young patients. The residency will be based in the paediatric unit of St Mary’s Hospital, London and will take place over a period of six months from October 2012.

Festival Director, Capital Age Festival – deadline 6 July

London’s arts festival made by older people seeks an experienced, creative and motivated Festival Director to ensure high quality delivery of existing projects, develop the artistic vision and lead the strategic development of the organisation.

Arts and Health Awards 2012 open for nominations – deadline 6 July

The Royal Society for Public Health awards marking significant contributions to research and practice in the field of Arts and Health are now in their fifth year.

Atkinson Museum Community Engagement & Learning Consultancy, Sefton MBC – deadline 6 July

Sefton MBC’s Arts & Cultural services seeks the expertise of a freelance consultant capable of designing and delivering a public consultation process which will help to shape the objectives of the museum spaces within the newly redeveloped Atkinson Cultural Centre in Southport.

Streetwise Opera Artist Training Days, Streetwise Opera/WNO Max, Cardiff – 11&12 July

Streetwise Opera and WNO Max have formed a new partnership to bring Streetwise Opera to Cardiff. The collaboration will start with this free two-day training course, which aims to share expertise in using music to support vulnerable adults.

University College Falmouth new Therapeutic Writing short course – 23-27 July

University College Falmouth has announced a new professional development Therapeutic Writing course, which demonstrates ways of using creative writing with clients or patients in a variety of health and social care settings.

Paintings in Hospitals collaborate with Arts Council Collection

Arts Council Collection has lent a wide range of paintings, works on paper and etchings to Paintings in Hospitals to make them available to healthcare facilities across the country. A range of works by contemporary artists including Catherine Yass, Joe Tilson, Ian Hamilton-Finlay and Helen Chadwick are now accessible through the charity’s loan schemes.