Opportunities archive

Project Coordinator, Hoot Creative Arts, Yorkshire – deadline 14 December

Hoot Creative Arts is an arts and health charitable company offering a range of opportunities for people to get involved in music, dance and other creative activities as a way of improving physical and emotional wellbeing.

Freelance Arts Therapist, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre – deadline 17 December

GLYPT is looking to engage a caring, creative and skilled individual to join its freelance team of artists to support vulnerable young people in its flagship programme WHATEVER Youth Arts that works in partnership with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to improve life-chances and resilience of vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young people.

General Manager, Heart n Soul – deadline 17 December

Award winning creative arts company Heart n Soul is looking for an experienced, highly organised and dynamic General Manager (full time).  Salary: £30-32,000 Heart n Soul is a leading creative arts company with learning disability culture at its heart. Its vision is of people with a learning disability living full and equal lives with independence, freedom and pride.

Lifecraft intern opportunity for cameraperson, Cambridge – deadline 19 December

Lifecraft, the Cambridge-based mental health charity is offering an internship for someone who wants to become a professional cameraperson. The successful applicant will remain with them from January until approximately the end of September 2013. Training and opportunities to gain experience will be provided during this time.

Final deadline for submission of abstracts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference – 21 December

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for presentations at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International conference which will take place next June in Bristol is Friday 21 December.

Mind calendar

Featuring vibrant colour pictures from artists who have found that art therapy has helped improve their mental wellbeing, money raised from calendar sales and donations will help Mind provide vital services for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. w: www.mind.org.uk/shop/other_resources/736  

International Journal of User Driven Healthcare Call for Papers – deadline 1 January 2013

A call for papers has been issued for the International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare, which is published quarterly both in print and electronic form, for its issue on healthcare and the arts. This issue will seek to investigate the uses of music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts in the healthcare process.

Arts and Health Evaluator, Cheshire Dance – deadline 4 January

Cheshire Dance is inviting proposals for the evaluation and measurement of its dance and older people project. A fee of £5k inc VAT is available for this role. Contract runs Feb 2013 to Sept 2014. Cheshire Dance has successfully secured funding from the Baring Foundation to run ‘In THIS Moment’ in collaboration with Wearpurple Arts at Age UK Cheshire.

Freelance Arts and Health Project Manager required, Rotherham MBC – deadline 6 January

ARTiculate is a 2 year multi-artform project with Mental Health Service Users in Swallownest Court Adult Inpatient Unit, and Woodlands Older People Mental Health Unit, both part of the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). The project is led by Rotherham MBC Community Arts Service (Arts and Health Officer), in partnership with RDaSH.

Global Alliance for Arts and Health conference, call for presentations – 11-13 April 2013

The Global Alliance for Arts and Health will hold its 24th annual international conference, Healing Communities through the Arts, April 11-12, 2013, in Washington, DC, USA This conference will focus on programs and initiatives that expand arts and health beyond healthcare settings and into communities, because, like individual patients, whole communities face stressful circumstances that can b

Get Into Reading Project Workers and Reader in Residence, various locations – deadline 15 January

Project workers are needed to promote, set-up, establish and facilitate a weekly Get Into Reading group in order to promote wellbeing and good mental for offenders/ex-offenders in the PD PIPE(special environments for prisoners with Personality Disorder).

Art and Design Co-ordinator, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset – deadline 21 January

Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset requires an experienced and skilled arts professional to lead the work of Art for Life, the hospital’s arts programme. The role will require close working with colleagues, clinical staff and patient representatives to deliver a range of arts projects and services.

Arts and Criminal Justice in Communities, Creative Scotland – deadline 21 January 2013

Creative Scotland, in partnership with The Big Lottery Fund, is seeking proposals which will improve partnerships between arts organisations and communities affected by crime. Proposals should increase access to purposeful activity for those within communities affected by crime and embed creative practice within existing community provision.

Arts Council England: Catalyst Arts – deadline 23 January

A £7m fund open to application from consortiums of organisations. The aim of the Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity scheme is to enable arts organisations with an underdeveloped fundraising model to increase capacity and expertise in this area and improve their resilience.

Wellcome Trust Small Arts Awards – deadline 25 January

The Small Arts Awards provides grants of up to £30,000 to projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts. This can include dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing and digital media.