East Midlands

Arts & Wellbeing development manager, Sense - deadline 6 September

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join their team in Birmingham as Arts and Wellbeing Development Manager, working 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to manage Sense arts and wellbeing projects, including identifying and developing arts projects, coordinating the delivery, developing partnerships with external agencies, managing opportunities for artists and supporting funding opportunities.

Music in Healthcare Conference – 16 July 2015

Derby’s Opus Music is hosting a day of discussion and debate about the development of music in healthcare settings across the UK and beyond.

The day will include presentations and discussion groups. Places cost £10. The day will be followed by a Music Sharing Day on 17 July.

Thursday 16th July 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, UK.


An Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s – 21 July 2015

People Dancing is hosting 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.

The Arts and Dementia PhD Studentships – deadline 11 May 2015

Three PhD studentships Applications are available at the University of Worcester and the University of Nottingham designed to explore the impact of engagement with creative activities on people with all stages of dementia and on their family and professional carers.

Acting Out Nottingham 2015, artist residency – deadline 20 March 2015

Midlands-based artists are invited to express interest in a residency with Rampton secure psychiatric hospital.

Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness – deadline 10 April 2015

Nottingham’s City Arts has issued a call for artwork which explores the boundaries between the hidden and the obvious, the conscious and the unconscious. The Institute of Mental Health Open Exhibition will run from 12 May 2015.

Be Reflective

West Midlands Arts Health and Wellbeing has produced a tool aimed at helping experienced artists to develop strategies for achieving quality in arts and health projects.

Madlove workshops – 7 October 2014

Madlove, a new project which aims to challenge orthodoxies of thinking about mental health environments, is planning a series of workshops to question what would make for spaces for people experiencing mental distress.

The workshops will take place across the country through the autumn and are open to people with experience of the mental health system and those with an interest in how mental health facilities could be better designed. Dates for workshops are:

Applications of Drama

Birmingham’s Newman University has published a report looking at the different ways it is exploring the ways drama can be applied in health and wellbeing settings.

Taking the Lead report and toolkit

Arts Derbyshire, through its programme of Arts, Health & Wellbeing work, has completed a project entitled Taking the Lead. This involved work with three groups of young Derbyshire musicians to develop their musical and leadership skills in care settings in their community.


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