East Midlands

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.

Arts, Health and Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator, Arts Derbyshire – deadline 30 January

Derbyshire County Council, on behalf of Arts Derbyshire, is inviting quotations for an Arts, Health and Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator for the county.

Arts Derbyshire is developing a series of arts and health programmes over the next three years, and requires a Co-ordinator to manage these.

The fee for this three year contract is a maximum of £46,800, inclusive of all expenses, but exclusive of VAT.

Provision of:  Arts, Health & Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator
Reference Number: Q/AW/111213

Embrace, Create, Connect, Leicester – 15-16 March

Embrace Arts, Leicester is planning Embrace Create Connect, a national conference for performers, participants, producers and promoters to bring together venues, companies and individual artists that have or work with learning disability.

Embrace Create Connect will
- Explore the strength and diversity of learning disability arts work
- Create a showcase of work made by and with learning disabled artists
- Connect performers, participants, producers and promoters through debate, shared learning and inspiration

Freelance community artists, High Peak Community Arts – deadline 31 December

High Peak Arts is looking for new project ideas for Project eARTh, an environmental arts and health project in the High Peak, Derbyshire. The organisation works with adults experiencing mental distress. Since April 2010 it has run two groups , New Mills on Thursdays, and Buxton on Mondays, funded by the BIG Lottery.

COLOUR my wellbeing: Applied Arts & Health Conference, Northampton – 19-20 April 2012

In association with the Journal of Applied Arts & Health and The University of Northampton.

Ford Britain Trust – deadline 1 June

The Ford Britain Trust provides grants for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes beneficial to those areas where the Ford Motor Company Limited has its present activities and a long standing association with local communities. These local communities are Essex, South Wales, Southampton and Daventry.

Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered:

• work that has clear benefits to the local community / environment

• work with young people / children

• education / schools (mainstream)

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