East Midlands

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

Carers Break Coordinator, Derby QUAD – deadline 25 May

A fixed-term post as part of a new project within QUAD’s Arts 4 Health Programme. QUAD is looking for a coordinator to help deliver a programme of creative activities for adult carers on a break from their caring role.

The successful candidate will lead on delivery and development of the Carers Break Project and need to have excellent project planning, management and budgeting skills as well as experience of delivering and achieving project targets.

Exhibition opportunity, Royal Derby Hospital – deadline 7 May

The Autumn/Winter 2012 visual arts season at the Royal Derby Hospital is being guest-curated with Antoinette Burchill on the theme Using Light. Approximately 12 artists will be selected for exhibition spaces across the Royal Derby Hospital.

The air: arts to aid wellbeing programme (http://airarts.net/) supports the healing process with high quality art, helping to create a therapeutic environment and a place in which patients, visitors and staff can engage positively with their surroundings.

Arts and Health: Developmental Transformations, Derby – 3 April

A course which aims to convey a better understanding of the benefits of using drama, play and improvisation in an arts and health context.

The course is aimed at art therapies practitioners and students working within the areas of mental health, social inclusion, the use of creativity and the arts, recovering and wellbeing.

Public realm artist, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham – deadline 2 March

Expressions of interest are invited to create a new public realm sculpture to be sited outside the new headquarters of the Institute of Mental Health, on the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will lead an engagement programme with local mental health groups to develop the design, which is likely to be installed by autumn 2012. A fee of up to £23,000 is available, to include all design consultation, materials and installation.

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