East Midlands

Call for artwork inspired by mental health issues - Deadline 3rd May 2019

City Arts and the the Institute of Mental Health are looking for submissions of artwork inspired by mental illness, or created by artists living with mental health issues.

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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People Power Practice, Peterborough – 17 January 2019

Creative People and Places are hosting a one-day symposium for cultural leaders wanting to develop a more inclusive approach.

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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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Music Coordinator, Arts@StAndrew’s, Northampton – deadline 7 October 2018

St Andrew’s mental healthcare charity is seeking a music coordinator to deliver a creative, varied and patient-centred music programme and manage the day-to-day running of the Music team based in Northampton within the Arts@StAndrew’s department.

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Sing to Beat Parkinson's training, Derby – 3 November 2018

when: Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am-4pm

where: Multi Faith Chaplaincy, The University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 1GB

This course is designed to help musicians learn how to run a singin group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, and their carers and family members.

The course will be led by:

Sing to Beat Parkinson's training, Derby – 3 November 2018

This Sing to Beat Parkinson's course offers an opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to develop specialist knowledge to run a singing group for people with Parkinson’s and associated conditions, as well as their carers and family members.

The course will be led by:

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Power of Music conference, University of Nottingham – 12 October 2018

This one-day conference will focus on music in health and social care, in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health, Room 217 Foundation, Live Music Now, MHA and Lakeside Arts, the Conference will feature interactive workshops showcasing local performers and projects, such as Opus Music, the Nottingham People’s Choir and JoCo Learning & Development.

Music Instructor – deadline 16 February 2018

St Andrew’s Healthcare is seeking a Northampton-based music instructor to join its Creative Arts team.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification within the Music sector, or a minimum of 5 years within the arts industry and have a wide breadth of skills and experience in delivering music which include, playing ability on guitar and drums and basic piano. Experience of recording would be desirable. The successful candidate will help to create, plan and facilitate music sessions for and with patients alongside others within the team.

Full time - £18,000 per annum


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