Connect 35, Magpie Dance

To celebrate their 35th anniversary, Magpie Dance have launched Connect 35, a free, online, participatory dance opportunity, set to break barriers to dance. People with and without a disability, and with and without dance experience, are encouraged to make and upload their own dances, using the number 35 as their inspiration. 

Further information can be found here.




Social Prescribing to Arts as Diagnostic Practice for Dementia, Arts 4 Dementia - 12 March 2020

Arts 4 Dementia is working, in association with DCAN, the NHS England, NHS Improvement and Alzheimer's Society, to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia.

To mark Social Prescribing Day they are hosting a cross-sector round table, to include LAHF director Jenni Regan, at The Wallace Collection. Attendees will also be able to view Jane Frere’s D-IAGNOSIS! Arts to Preserve Wellbeing painting, which is touring UK museums to set up social prescribing links for dementia through art and heritage sites.

Fundraising for Hospital Arts, NPAG – AHDH – 2 March

The National Performance Advisory Group’s Arts, Heritage and Design in Hospitals Network is hosting a subsidised professional development day to explore the fundraising challenges around infrastructure fundraising and skills gaps within hospital arts. The day, facilitated by Nicole Newman, will include guest speakers Trishna Nath from NESTA and Niamh White from Hospital Rooms. It will include scoping and mapping exercise of fundraising approaches and an exploration of how health might fund the arts.

Monochromatic Minds: Lines of Revelation at Candid Arts Trust – until 4 March

The Jennifer Lauren Gallery presents the largest ever exhibition of self-taught, disabled and outsider artists from around the world, featuring black and white art through a variety of mediums including drawing, ceramics and textiles. A BSL tour is taking place on Saturday 29 February from 3-4pm and an artist talk is taking place on Sunday 2 March 2-4pm. A ceramics workshop with Terence Wilde, an exhibiting artist, takes place on Wednesday 4 March 6:30-8pm.

Further information can be found here.


Freelance administrator opportunity at Mental Fight Club – deadline 6 March 2020

Growing mental health charity Mental Fight Club, is looking for an administrator to support its Trustees and Managing Director. They are looking for an experienced administrator to work on a freelance basis one day per week.

Further information can be found below.

Call for submissions, Arts Connect – deadline 28 February 2020

Arts Connect, the arts-in-health programme for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, has announced a call for submissions from illustrators, artists and graphic designers. The programme commissions artists to produce work site-specifically in response to the needs of the patients and the hospital environment. They have a number of upcoming projects and are interested in seeing the work of a variety of artists with different styles.

Bethlem Gallery are recruiting for a Director – deadline 13 March 2020

Working closely with the Board of Trustees and a small group of staff, the Bethlem Gallery Director will lead the organisation and is involved in all areas of the Gallery’s work.  They will work to promote the work and vision of the Gallery within the wider arts and health world. The Director will develop opportunities for artists who have been recipients of the services of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation, build national and international partnerships and support which will ensure the Gallery is sustainable and can grow its impact.

Through Practice, Ortus – until 10 April 2020

Through Practice brings together a group of artists and organisations who are all part of the Bethlem Gallery’s Mental Health and Justice public engagement project. This exhibition at Ortus provides a platform for the diverse range of art-making projects and practices that are developing alongside the academic research into Mental Health and the Law.

Further information can be found here

Performing Medicine courses – 3 April-2 July 2020

Unseen, Free Space Project – from 19 March 2020

The Free Space Project invites you to join them at the opening of their latest exhibition from visual artist and photographer Suzie Larke. This exhibition showcases her conceptual photography exploring mental health experiences. Suzie uses constructed imagery, digitally stitching photographs together in such a way that they present as a single, untampered image. The private view takes place on 19 March, 6.30–8.30pm.

Sign up for the private view here


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