Go Dance Project studies Dance and Psychological Behaviour in school children

After undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training, three dance artists from across the East of England devised dance sessions for school children in Year 6, aged 10 - 11.

Arts and Minds: Outside In – 2012 Surgery Day, Cambridge – 16 February

Outside In 2012 is a National Open Art competition for people who find it difficult to access the art world, whether due to disability, heath, social circumstance or art process.

National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing – a charter for arts and health

Over the past year, regional organisations from across the country have been working together to establish a new National Alliance for arts, health and wellbeing. As part of this process, a series of events are taking place across England to develop a Charter that will set out the mutual values for those working in arts, health and wellbeing and embody the founding principles for a National Alliance.

Commission Opportunity: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust – deadline 9 December

The Norfolk and Norwich are looking for artists to create a commissioned sculpture. Artists will be required to work in metal and mixed media. A fee for this work will be around £20,000.

Royal Opera House Bridge Programme Managers, Royal Opera House – deadline 23 November

The Royal Opera House(ROH) is part of a new network of ‘Bridge’ Organisations announced by the Arts Council, which will provide a bridge between the arts and education sectors, and support the goal of enabling every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts. ROH has been asked to lead the Bridge programme in areas of the East and South East regions – stretching from Bedfordshire to north Kent - from April 2012.

Exhibition Opportunity 2012, artbyclive – deadline 30 September

Call for individual artists or groups to exhibit in the Colne Gallery in Colchester Hospital. The Colne is a well established gallery suitable for all 2D artwork, with 53 ft of exhibition space. 12 month long exhibtions are sought for 2012.

For an application pack e: artbyclive@yahoo.co.uk

Arts & Minds: Artists for 3 Year Project 'Inside Out'

Arts and Minds has secured funds for a three year project working with children and families at The Croft and in partnership with Anglesey Abbey.

The Croft Child and Family Unit provides intensive assessment and treatment for children with complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, as well as working intensively with parents to develop their parenting skills. It is currently a unique service in the area.

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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