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Arts therapies and dementia in the 21st Century – 4 September 2015

The International Centre for Research in Arts Therapies is hosting a day-long conference exploring the role of the arts and arts therapies in the care of people with dementia.

The conference is in Cambridge and coincides with Anglia Ruskin University’s conference on music therapy.

w: http://www.baat.org/Assets/Docs/ICRA%202015%20Preliminary%20Announcement%20-%20save%20the%20date!%20.pdf

Arts on Prescription Manager – deadline 1 July 2014

Cambridge-based Arts and Minds is seeking a Manager for its Arts on Prescription programme.

The successful candidate will establish and manage the overall delivery of the Arts on Prescription scheme establishing strong partnership working with all health professionals involved in the referral mechanism and ensure the appropriate levels of professional mental health support during session times. The post is for – 2 days per week with a salary of £20 – 25k pro rata. This is a fixed term one year appointment with the potential for extension.

Introduction to infant movement – 2 March 2014

The Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the study and understanding of infant movement and its role in psychological development. Infant Movement Development and Embodied Anatomy - an Introduction sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Dates 2 March, 7, 8 June, 2014. Cost: £90 for each session.

w: http://ibmt.co.uk/Module%201_cert_and_dip.html

Artist commission opportunity at Addenbrooke’s – deadline 4 September 2013

Addenbrooke’s Arts, the arts programme for Cambridge University Hospitals, is offering a commission for an artist to design, fabricate and install an artwork to acknowledge the gift made over the years by organ donors. An area in the main hospital corridor has been identified for the display of this artwork and the artwork should be designed so as to maximise the potential of this space. A fee of £5,000 is available and experienced artists working in any medium will be considered for this opportunity. The deadline for expressions of interest is September 4th 2013.

Artist working with Older People, Epping Forest District Council – deadline 5 July 2013

Epping Forest District Council in partnership with Essex County Council are to place four artists in care home settings within Essex on a regular basis between the months of October 2013 and May 2014.

Call for papers, This is my Body, Cambridge – deadline 31 July 2013

This two-day conference in November 2013 aims to return human experience to the centre of medical discussion by bringing scholars of the body from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences together with medical and surgical practitioners from the National Health Service. In engaging with the human body from a wide range of perspectives, this conference will explore the ways in which understandings, experiences, and representations of the body beyond the traditional medical sphere might inform healing and healthcare.

Call for Artists, Art by Clive, Colchester and Harwich – deadline 3 August 2013

Artists sought to exhibit in hospital galleries in Colchester and Harwich.

An opportunity to share work with new audiences and enhance the hospital environment. The galleries are all well established and offer options for solo or group exhibitions. All artworks must be 2D.

Cambridge Science Festival, Inside an Unquiet Mind and other events – various from 9 March

Inside an Unquiet Mind is a musical theatre project taking people and their mental health experiences on tour, in local community settings to explore perceptions and challenge stigma. A full-length gala performance will be premiered as part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival. Both the gala event and the staged ‘hit and run’ performance will bring together  scientists, mental health professionals and professional musicians along with mental health service users.

Sir Quentin Blake’s work in hospitals, new publications and exhibitions

Sir Quentin Blake was knighted in the New Year's Honours list, partly in recognition of the work he has done for art in hospitals. He is a patron of the Nightingale Project which uses art to transfor, mental health environments.

'Quentin Blake: Beyond the Page' (Tate Publishing) includes two chapters on his work for healthcare settings, and the touring exhibition of his work for hospitals which has previously visited Compton Verney, Knowsley, Newcastle and the Foundling Museum in London, will be travelling to Halifax, Denbighshire and Coventry in 2013.

Visual Arts Workshop leader volunteer opportunity, Wintercomfort, Cambridge

Wintercomfort for the Homeless Charity, Cambridge; is looking for a volunteer to help run a visual arts workshop weekly on Wednesdays, 12-2pm. No direct experience necessary, but a good communicator and a passionate creative with a sense of humour and understanding is essential. Expenses are paid. This opportunity is aimed at creative students and those keen to develop their experience in community arts, art therapy and arts education.

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