East Midlands

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.

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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.

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.

http://opusmusic.org/?p=1044

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.

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