East Midlands

Public Art Commission: Ashgate Medical Practice, Chesterfield, Beam – deadline 14 May 2013

This public art commission offers an opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to work with the local community, centre staff and key stakeholders to develop artwork through a programme of creative engagement. The artist(s) are also required to design, develop and deliver permanent public artwork(s) informed by the community engagement undertaken. It is envisaged that following the approval of concept design, a Creative Exchange Session will be arranged to provide an opportunity for the artist to engage with staff, patients and the local community.

Arts Alliance Research, North East, Central and South West

Northumbria and Bath Spa Universities have been commissioned by the Arts Alliance to carry out a series of case studies investigating the impact that arts practice in the criminal justice system might have on adults and young people desisting from crime. The research will primarily take place in the North East, Central and South West areas of England.

Arts in Prisons; Music in Detention, De Montfort University, Leicester – 28 February 2013

Facilitated by Jacqui Norton (DMU) and Rose Parkes (DMU), this year's Arts in Prison event will focus on music workshops that take place in immigration detention centres. John Speyer, Director of Music in Detention will explain how music workshops are run with immigration detainees highlighting both the difficulties and benefits associated with this type of work.

w: www.dmu.ac.uk/cultural-exchanges-festival/2013/thursday/arts-in-prisons-...
 

Script Writer Director/Researcher, Surtal Arts, East Midlands – deadline 28 February 2013

Script Writer Director/Researcher required for Asian Bilingual Health Drama. 

Surtal Arts is looking for a script writer/researcher with experience of working with people with mental health issues and who is able to create a conducive environment and facilitate sessions which will encourage people in the community to share their life stories and contribute towards a bilingual drama (Panjabi/Urdu and English).

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Looking Forward, Loughborough – 6 February

Leicestershire Wellbeing is a partnership led by Leicestershire County Council and is supported by NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland and Big Difference Company.

The partnership formed to deliver a celebration of arts, culture and heritage highlighting the ways in which they contribute to individual and collective wellbeing.

John Newling - 'Ecologies of Value' exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary – 26 January to 7 April

John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. His works explore the natural world and the social and economic systems of society – such as money or religion. This is Newling’s first major survey exhibition and presents a selection of his work from the 1970s to the present day.

Music in Healthcare Training Opportunity, OPUS Music CIC, Derby – 11-17 April

A five day training programme for musicians, with part of the time spent at the Royal Derby Hospital/Derbyshire Children’s Hospital.

More details and an application form are available at w: www.opusmusic.org/?p=437

Leicestershire Wellbeing Wednesdays – until 31 October

Leicestershire Wellbeing is a partnership led by Leicestershire County Council and is supported by NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland and Big Difference Company. The partnership formed to deliver a celebration of arts, culture and heritage highlighting the ways in which they contribute to individual and collective wellbeing.

This year the celebration will be Wellbeing Wednesdays, a month of events on each of the Wednesdays in October, throughout the county of Leicestershire. Each Wednesday will be themed in line with the Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Freelance Artist, City Arts Nottingham – deadline 14 September

City Arts, in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, is seeking to employ an experienced freelance artist to deliver an exciting pilot project exploring creative interventions and approaches to improve the wellbeing of older people in residential care Autumn/Winter 2012-2013.

PhD Opportunity in Nottingham

Opportunity for a three year full-time PhD in Nottingham looking at the effectiveness of singing with people with dementia, for a registered health professional.

There is an opportunity for three year full-time PhD funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). w: www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/cat/cdrf

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