Natural History Museum Arts Grants Scheme – deadline 1 May 2020

The Arts Grants Scheme continues to support creative, arts-based projects taking place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which align with four key priorities:

Senior team openings at Clinks – deadline 27 March 2020

Clinks has two exciting opportunities to join its senior team in London. They want to hear from talented people who are committed to doing what they can so that people in the criminal justice system and their families can rely on a vibrant and well supported voluntary sector.

Magic Me are recruiting a Programme Director (Maternity Cover) – deadline 23 March 2020

Pioneers of intergenerational arts practice, Magic Me, are looking for a skilled leader with a strong track record of managing exciting arts projects to take on a 9-month freelance role to cover maternity leave. As the Programme Director (maternity leave) you will lead the strategic planning, development, and evaluation of Magic Me’s programme in East London and Essex. Managing a team of project managers and coordinators, you will be responsible for shaping, growing and leading a programme of high-quality intergenerational arts projects.

£60,000 of grant funds available in Southwark and Merton – deadline 16 March 2020

Healthy London Partnership (HLP) has been working in collaboration with three London boroughs (Camden, Merton and Southwark) to design and test new integrated service models for mental health, musculoskeletal pain and employment support.

In London, musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems are the most common conditions that influence people’s ability to work. The Work and Health Accelerator model aims to provide as many people as possible with access to the support they want and need to enable them to get back into work or continue working.

Clean Break seeks new Chair – deadline 6 April 2020

The Trustees of Clean Break theatre company are looking for a woman who shares their values to lead the Board into the next chapter. 

Clean Break uses theatre to keep the subject of women in prison on the cultural radar, helping to reveal the damage caused by the failures of the criminal justice system.

The Board is currently made up of 12 women with varied professional and personal experience from across theatre and the arts, criminal justice, the women’s sector, financial services and corporate philanthropy. 

Bibliotherapy - Bringing Books to Life – 13 May 2020

This one-day training course from Dementia Pathfinders aims to promote the principles of best practice in providing bibliotherapy sessions, which allow us to share thoughts and feelings, through the connection of stories and poetry, that will enable us to bring books to life. The training is for anyone who works with people living with dementia, family members or carers, to enable a different approach to keeping mental health healthy by sharing personal stories through characters in literature and poetry.

Moving into Maturity, Green Candle Dance Company – 8-9 April 2020

This is a specially designed introductory professional development course in Leading Dance for Older People and Dance and Dementia. Suitable for professional dance artists, health care professionals and students – this course will introduce you to some of the key skills needed to lead dance sessions, both seated and standing, with older people and people with dementia. Attendees are welcome to take part in one or both days, depending on their interests.

Further information can be found here.

Can I Help You? Playing ON – until 21 March 2020

Examining how race, gender and profession intersect with issues of mental health, Playing ON are presenting the world premiere of their late co-founder Philip Osment’s final play, Can I Help You? at Omnibus Theatre.  

eMotion, Magpie Dance – 24 May 2020

Join Magpie Dance, the leading dance charity for children and adults with learning disabilities, for a dance technology festival at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, to coincide with Creativity and Wellbeing Week. Try your hand at interactive exhibitions, immersive workshops and watch live performances. Meccanoid, the 4ft interactive dancing robot, will also be making an appearance. The event is suitable for all the family. Tickets can be booked here.

TeachMeet: Wellbeing through the Arts – 21 May 2020

The Barbican Centre is hosting a conversation for teachers and educators about how the arts can support wellbeing in the class. Be a part of the conversation and learn from fellow teachers as they present their ideas about the arts and wellbeing in the classroom.

This free event will include fun and informal presentations, a drinks reception and a complimentary ticket offer to a performance, exhibition or film of your choice on the same day. The Barbican Centre is inviting teachers to present on any subject with a particular focus on promoting wellbeing through the arts.


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