European Healthcare Design Congress – 27 June 2016

The second European Healthcare Design 2016 Congress & Exhibition will be held from 27-28 June, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK.

An arts and health framework for Ireland

The Irish Arts Council and Health Service are working together to prepare a formal framework to support the development of arts and health practice in Ireland.

Research into the potential of developing the framework is being undertaken within the context of the Healthy Ireland Framework (2013 – 2025), the Arts Council’s Arts and Health Policy (2010) and new strategy Making Great Art Work, Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland (2016 – 2025).

The aim of the research is to:

Sligo Mental Health Artist Commission – deadline 2 October 2015

Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, the Mental Health Services Sligo Leitrim wishes to commission art works in tandem with the construction of a new Acute Mental Health Unit for adults at Sligo Regional Hospital.

Expressions of interest are invited from artists working in all art forms to create works of a temporal or permanent nature that are informed by and appropriate to this health context. The commission addresses two distinct locations and artists are invited to respond to:

Arts and Health – Check Up, Check In – 29 January 2016

Arts and Health- Check Up, Check In, a networking event for arts and health care practitioners and artists who work in healthcare settings taking place in Dublin next year.

Create seeks new Director – deadline 26 September 2014

The Board of Create, Ireland’s national development agency for collaborative arts, is seeking to recruit an experienced Director to lead the organisation to the next stage of its development, nationally and internationally. This vital and exciting role will be of interest to senior arts leaders who have ambition, drive, vision and a passion for the arts plus a genuine interest in the role of great art and artists in broader civil society.

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Call for partners, University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is looking for someone to work in partnership with on a project which it is seeking to develop on dementia or older people.

The organisation is looking for artists or people who work with art/artists and who are interested in taking part in a project which aims to build experience in community and participatory art with older people with dementia. Candidates will work locally and internationally in partnership with the University of Amsterdam and a Dutch cultural organization to develop an artistic production or achieve a cultural goal.

Call for Papers, Music, Drama, Dance Movement and Art Therapy: Interdisciplinary Dialogues – deadline 15 February 2015

Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, a peer-reviewed, open access journal, invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the arts therapies (music therapy, dramatherapy, dance movement psychotherapy and art therapy) to appear in winter 2015. This call for papers is open to both practitioners and academics. A wide range of submissions are welcome, including: theoretical articles, research or evaluation papers, project reports, case studies or interviews.

Call for papers – arts and society – deadline 7 July 2014

European Cultural Network ENCATC is inviting the submission of abstracts for its 5th Annual Research Session entitled “New Challenges for the Arts: Is it just about money?”

The conference will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, (17-19 September 2014). Papers are welcome on all cultural management and cultural policy areas. Research in the following subject areas is particularly welcome:

Artist residency – Stockholm – deadline 19 May 2014

Stockholm City Council, Art Department is offering six artist residencies as part of an exchange between artists and life science researchers. The exchange is part of a larger urban development project in Stockholm. The aim of the artists' involvement is to provide reflection and a critical approach to the research context. Life science is an emerging area of ​​research where different disciplines in medicine, engineering and biology interact.

Reminiscence symposium – 26 June 2014

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today is an international conference about the role reminiscence can play in dementia care. The European Reminiscence Network is organising the conference at the University of Greenwich (Maritime Site). Partners from 12 European Union countries have been co-operating in developing the “Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today” project in their own countries, and adding to it the creation of life-story based artistic endproducts, developed with support from artists, theatre workers, dancers, musicians and film makers in each country.


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