East Midlands

Freelance arts events and project coordinator, Northampton – deadline 29 January 2017

3 full days a week (22.5 hours per week)
6 Month Contract: £10,800 (£150 per day)
March – August 2017

St Andrew’s healthcare are looking for an experienced freelance creative project coordinator to join their evolving Arts Team, to provide an exciting, inclusive patient-centered programme of projects and events for individuals and groups.

Teabooks evaluation 2015-16

An evaluation of book groups for older people in Oxfordshire, suggesting that the groups help over three-quarters of participants stay cheerful.

Call for papers - art and design in healthcare contexts - deadline 7 November 2016

The Association of Art Historians annual conference, will next year include a panel discussion exploring art and design in healthcare.

Taking place from 6 to 8 April 2017 at Loughborough University, the panel invites historians of art, architecture and design, as well as cultural practitioners, programmers and policymakers, to reflect upon, critique and question the forms and functions of contemporary and historical art and design practices in healthcare environments (hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, etc.).

Community Arts & Health Apprentice, Creative Paths, E. Midlands – deadline 29 July 2016

Creative Paths is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and caring young person to work as a Community Arts and Health Apprentice.

The Apprentice will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the community learning and arts and health programme.

Main duties include:

Community Artist, Creative Minds, E. Midlands – deadline 5 August 2016

Creative Minds is a community of passionate artists delivering fun and therapeutic art sessions to care homes, small residential homes and community centres across the UK. We currently work with older adults and people with learning disabilities enabling people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity and helping to make art accessible to everyone.

We are looking for artists that are:

Arts and Dementia: Research into Practice - 21 September 2016

This conference in Nottingham will explore some of the key issues affecting those who practice arts and dementia activity, those who research it and those who experience it.

How should we be looking to evaluate the work? What is it like to research, or be researched? What drives the funding and commissioning of research and arts practice?

Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s - 26-27 July 2016

A two-day professional development opportunity for experienced dance practitioners, musicians and allied arts and health professionals interested in learning more about dance classes for people with Parkinson’s.

Good Vibrations Gamelan sessions, Nottingham – until 19 March 2016

27 February-19 March 2016

Pondhills Community Centre, Nottingham

Fee: £6 (£5 concessions)

Good Vibrations are holding a series of Gamelan and drumming sessions in Nottingham where participants will learn to play the instruments of the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra, made up of hanging gongs, drums and metallaphones. The sound is relaxing and tuneful with rhythmic layers. No musical experience is necessary.

For more information or to book:

Music in Healthcare Settings Training – deadline 23 March 2016

Derby-based Opus Music is holding a five day training course in May for musicians interested in working in healthcare.

The course will take place on 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 May 2016 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre, and Derbyshire Children’s Hospital (Royal Derby Hospital).

More details are available here:

Postgraduate Research and Teaching Assistant in Arts and Health – deadline 27 November 2015

The University of Derby is recruiting a research assistant to undertake a full-time PhD entitled “A Review of Research Evidence - Art for Health”.

The College of Health & Social Care Research Centre is a new development as part of the University of Derby’s research expansion and commitment. The candidate will be working with one of the Centre’s co-directors, Professor Susan Hogan and will also offer a limited amount of research assistantship to Research Centre and will have the opportunity to contribute occasional teaching to relevant programmes.

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