Opportunities archive

Research Associate in Community / Participatory Arts – deadline 19 January 2014

The University of Birmingham School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine is inviting applications for a research associate to join a project examining the ways that creative arts practices can be used to inform health-related policy and service development.

NHS Participation Awards

The NHS England Excellence in Participation Awards is open for nominations. Designed to celebrate the contributions of people and organisations to improving health and care services and delivering patient centred care, the awards are focused on the ways in which individuals and communities are being actively involved in healthcare delivery.

Mental Health Support Worker – deadline 20 January 2014

Squeaky Gate, a creative music charity, is looking to recruit a part-time experienced Administrative Mental Health Support Worker with musical skills to support its programme of workshops in London. The main purpose of the role is to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment in Squeaky Gate music workshops.

Head of Development and Partnerships – deadline 24 January 2014

Magpie Dance, an inclusive dance company based at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley, is looking for someone to secure long-term funding from diverse income streams, nurture existing partnerships, and build on the work done to date to ensure Magpie’s future sustainability.

Anxiety call for proposals – deadline 29 January 2014

Anxiety 2014 is a new London-wide arts festival exploring the concept and experience of anxiety and its representation by artists, individuals and communities. Curated by the Mental Health Foundation and core funded by the Maudsley Charity, the festival will run in June 2014. The call for Performing Arts Proposals has a deadline for submissions of midday on Wednesday 29 January 2014.

Project Manager – deadline 30 January 2014

The Comedy Trust is looking for a Project Manager to run a new programme.

Pallant House Head of Learning – deadline 7 February 2014

Pallant House Gallery is looking for an experienced Head of Learning and Community to develop the Sussex gallery’s Learning and Community Programme. With an emphasis on inclusion, the programme works with people of all ages and abilities and is seeking someone with considerable experience of learning and engagement in the cultural sector.

Artist for Wythenshawe Hospital Maternity Department – deadline 7 February 2014

A Manchester health consortium is seeking an artist to work with the community on a project to develop a stop smoking campaign.

Executive Director – deadline 11 February 2014

Clod Ensemble is seeking to appoint an exceptional, talented individual to take a leading role in the strategic development and expansion of the company in the new position of Executive Director. In collaboration with the company’s team, the candidate will deliver collaborative, multi-faceted arts projects that respond to contemporary issues - producing a programme of work that integrates perf

Idlewild Trust - deadline 26 February 2014

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom. 

Ceramic Mental Health Volunteer – deadline 28 February 2014

Bethlem Pottery is looking for a Ceramic volunteer with a genuine interest in working with people. This part-time voluntary role involves assisting the pottery instructor in the running of pottery groups and working with clients with a diverse range of mental health conditions to facilitate their engagement with pottery.

Drama workshop facilitators – deadline 28 February 2014

The Outside Edge Theatre Company is looking to recruit suitably experienced drama workshop facilitators to join its pool of sessional workers to provide cover for ongoing groups in various locations in the London area. This includes working with not only substance misusers at all stages of recovery but with adults with severe multiple mental health needs and young offenders.

Clore Poetry & Literature Awards - deadline 7 March 2014

Through the programme, schools, FE colleges, community groups, libraries and other arts/cultural organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support participatory learning projects and programmes focused on literature, poetry and creative writing for under 19s. 

Essay prize – deadline 15 March 2014

The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry is inviting submissions of a 4000 word essay about an arts-based project that contributes to a greater understanding of mental health/illness. The winning essay will receive a £300 prize and will be considered for inclusion in a special publication produced by the Association.

Perception and wellbeing study participants – deadline April 2014

Collective Arts is running a study on visual imagery, perception and wellbeing and is seeking 70 healthy adult participants. The research is based out of the University of East London under researcher Julia Ruppert and supervised by Dr. Itai Ivtzan. The intervention takes approximately 1 hour to complete (via Skype or in person) and is suitable for both individuals and organisations.