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Fundraising and Development Manager, Squeaky Gate, Cambridge – deadline 4 February

Squeaky Gate is a creative music charity empowering people through music and the arts. The organisation delivers a wide programme of live performance, creative training and accredited learning, focusing on producing and performing strong and original work and working with people at risk of social exclusion, primarily due to mental health issues. Squeaky Gate also works with young people, young offenders, ex-offenders, those experiencing homelessness and with Asperger’s / ASD.

Using the Arts with Juvenile and Young Offenders Training, Artswork, Norwich – 15 March

This one-day workshop explores the benefits of using creative activities with young offenders, both within the community and the secure estate. Developed in partnership with SOFT TOUCH this course will examine practical issues, such as those encountered in secure units and personal issues, such as motivation and the development of the young people. The course will use a mixture of training techniques to help educate and inform.

'Dear Heart' Theatre Workshop Series in Cambridge, LaNYT Theatre – starting 19 February

This workshop series will explore different performance and creative arts skills, with the aim of promoting healthy heart through theatre. 

The workshops are open to everyone aged between 18-30, free of charge. The Dear Heart workshop series consists of 10 weekly drama and creative workshops (including improvisation, acting, music and dance) and offers opportunity for the group of participants to devise their own show, with support from professional artists, to be performed at the end of the series.

Lifecraft intern opportunity for cameraperson, Cambridge – deadline 19 December

Lifecraft, the Cambridge-based mental health charity is offering an internship for someone who wants to become a professional cameraperson. The successful applicant will remain with them from January until approximately the end of September 2013. Training and opportunities to gain experience will be provided during this time.

Waiting list-controlled evaluation of a participatory arts course for people experiencing mental health problems

Kerrie L Margrove, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Kirsten Heydinrych, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Wickford, Jenny Secker, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK

Memories, past present, future, Peterborough Museum – until 25 November

A collaboration between Caroline Kisby a textile and mixed media artist from East Northamptonshire and Rob Morris a Fenland based photographer working together as Creative Journeys. These arts in health practitioners spent 5 weeks working with inpatients and day therapy clients at The Cavell Centre, a mental health hospital in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Collections Assistant Volunteer, Paintings in Hospitals, East – deadline 12 November

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking several Collections Assistant Volunteers to support the charity’s activities in the East region.

Paintings in Hospitals is a registered charity that aims to reduce sickness, anxiety and stress through the display of original artwork in UK healthcare facilities.

Call for Artists' Proposals, Bedford Creative Arts – deadline 30 November

Bedford Creative Arts, an arts organisation focusing on socially engaged practices, is seeking proposals from artists or artists groups for their first major commission of 2013.

Bedford Creative Arts has devised and piloted a model of ‘commissioningwithcommunities’. We commission artists who have a track record of delivering collaborative, adventurous and engaging art, and whose ideas align with our artistic policy.

Bedford Creative Arts’ artistic theme for 2013 is OURS – what we have in common and what makes something our own?

Open Arts autumn programme announced, Essex

Open Arts is a community based arts programme which promotes positive mental health through art. The project runs therapeutic arts courses with an aim of offering an introduction to art techniques, learning and self- expression that can enhance quality of life for participants. Groups are open to people who identify with having a mental health need, including carers.

Workshop Leader and Publicity Designer, LaNYT Theatre – deadlines 10 & 20 October

LaNYT Theatre aims to employ theatre and performing arts as means to empower individuals and inspire positive changes in society. They work with communities in creating new performances that address human and social development issues. 

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