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What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

Arts and Minds seek Freelance Project Manager – deadline 23 April 2021

Cambridgeshire-based charity Arts and Minds has secured funding for development work and programme delivery in Peterborough and is looking for a Freelance Project Manager to start as soon as possible on a six-month contract.

They are looking for a self-starter who has demonstrable experience of project management and is able to work independently. The organisation particularly welcomes applications from project managers based in Peterborough as this role involves developing relationships, therefore local knowledge and networks would be beneficial.

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s, Suffolk – 27-28 January 2020

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s are holding their fourth annual training residency at Snape Maltings. The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers, friends and families. 
 

Dementia Friendly Heritage Network Meeting, Brodsworth – 21 October 2019

The Dementia Friendly Heritage Network (DFHN) invites interested parties to a free networking and skills sharing event.

Funding opportunity, Chapman Charitable Trust - rolling applications

The trust offers small grants for organisations working in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent that work to increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people. They prefer to support charities which address the root causes of problems. Organisations which seek to address underlying problems and where we think our grant can make a real difference. 

https://www.chapmancharitabletrust.org.uk/guidelines

Talent25 study to track impact of creativity on children

Arts Council England is collaborating with De Montfort University to track 100 children born in Leicester until they are 25 years old. The Talent25 programme will assess the ongoing impact of activities such as learning music, visiting museums, going to children’s festivals and watching theatre.

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https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/major-study-track-impact-creativ...

Sing to Beat Parkinson's course, Snape Maltings – 28-29 January 2019

The course offers a specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain experience and develop a toolkit to run a singing group for people with Parkinson's and their carers.

The course will be led by Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder and expert in
singing and wellbeing) and Nicola Wydenbach (an experienced Parkinson's and Singing practitioner and Founder of the Contented Music Club).

Please see details on the attached flyer

Music Care training, Nottingham – 21-22 November 2018

The University of Nottingham is hosting a Level 1 Music Care Training course in partnership with Room 217 and Opus Music. Music Care Training is suitable for healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, musicians, teachers and any other community members who would like to learn how to care using music. No prior musical experience is necessary.

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Head of Arts, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – deadline 27 September 2018

CUH is seeking a new head of arts to for this well-established NHS arts programme that reaches almost a million patients, staff and visitors every year at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals in Cambridge.

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