East Midlands

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. 
 

Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference: Activism for Social Change – 27 May 2021

Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference aims to celebrate and raise awareness of all of the excellent heritage work that is currently being delivered across Derbyshire. The third conference, entitled 'Activism for Social Change', will explore the role of the arts and heritage sectors in making change, as a tool for protest and in helping to make our voices heard.

The programme will include talks by poet, archivist and founder of Nottingham Black Archive Panya Banjoko and Anne Vinegrad from Artichoke Trust.

City Arts seek artists to deliver online workshops – deadline 7 March 2021

City Arts is offering a series of artists’ commissions to run innovative and uplifting online workshops, with the aim of combating loneliness among people aged 55+ in the communities of Nottingham. The brief also includes contributing a written activity to an art pack and creating a short, instructional, ‘How-To’ video for the web. There are a series of commissions available for £1,000 each.

Find out more

 

Apply to become the CHWA Awards artist – deadline 5 March 2021

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, in partnership with the Derby City Council Art Department, are seeking an artist based in Derby to create the physical awards for the winners of the CHWA 2021 Awards.

The successful artist will create three new artworks that reflect the themes of the awards (collective power, practising well and climate) and celebrate the talents of those working in the culture/health/wellbeing sector in the UK.

Applications open for ESRC Doctoral Studentship in culture-led wellbeing – deadline 5 March 2021

The School of Museum Studies (SMS), University of Leicester, as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for a fully funded ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with the University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), to commence in October 2021.

This project will examine the emerging professional practice of culture-led wellbeing. The aims of the research are:

Creative Wellbeing Curator/Coordinator vacancy – deadline 14 September 2020

QUAD, the Derby cultural-hub, is looking for someone with a passion for arts for health to curate a programme of creative wellbeing arts activity that delivers and builds on QUAD’s existing programme. The successful candidate will lead the development and dissemination of the Garfield Weston Foundation supported ‘Uplift Project’ (Sept 2020 to Aug 2022).

Find further information and how to apply

 

Artists sought to deliver Matinée Outreach project – deadline 24 August 2020

Matinée, the Derbyshire based scheme that initially focused on providing dementia friendly film events for those living with dementia and their friends, family and carers, has launched a new project in response to Covid-19. The scheme is seeking two artists to work creatively with individual households with people living with dementia and currently isolated due to the coronavirus crisis, to develop their sense of connectedness.

Further details of the roles and project, and how to apply can be found here

 

Programmer vacancies at Derby Museums

Derby Museums is looking for energetic and proactive people to fill two programmer roles. Candidates will have a strong sense of the role that culture, heritage and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) can play in the development of people’s skills, capacities and wellbeing.

Dementia & Imagination: Art as Inspiration, Artists as Researchers, Derby – 17 December 2019

The University of Derby's Arts-based Research in Dementia cluster invite you to attend a seminar in their series of arts-based and creative approaches to dementia care

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