Help London recover from the Covid-19 crisis – deadline 28 January 2021

The Mayor of London’s ‘Make London’ initiative wants to support creative, locally-led proposals which bring people together, improve public spaces and support community hubs and high streets. This is an opportunity for you to pitch new ideas – big or small – to fund community-led projects to help your local area recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

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Yes, Cultural Arts - You shall go to the Ball – 27 January 2021

Are you a cultural practitioner who feels a little like 'Cinderella' when it comes to social prescribing or a link worker who would like to know more about offering arts and creativity to the people you work with?  London Plus and London Action Arts and Health are holding a webinar which aims to bring together voluntary organisations and link workers in London. The event will share the work going on in the capital to encourage partnerships, explore some brilliant case studies, and encourage matchmaking between organisations and individuals at a borough level.

Creative Health and Social Prescribing – 2-25 February 2021

Performing Medicine are piloting a workforce development programme in Southwark and Merton which explores how arts and culture can play a key role in healthcare and social prescribing. The programme will consist of modules designed to meet the needs of the different people working in this field, including link workers, social prescribers, GPs and arts organisations. In the final module GPs, link workers, social prescribers and arts organisations will come together to explore how they might work together to develop healthy, creative communities.

Partner up with LAHF

LAHF have launched a new tool designed to enable creative, cultural and arts organisations and freelancers working in arts, health and wellbeing to work better, together.

Increasingly at LAHF we get contacted by organisations outside of the creative, health and wellbeing sectors looking for suggestions of good creative, arts and cultural organisations and freelancers to work with. In order to better facilitate these requests, we've built a handy tool to do this job quickly and efficiently.

Unseen by Suzie Larke – till 16 April 2021

The Free Space Project’s exhibition features the work of visual artist and photographer Susie Larke. Suzie uses conceptual photography to depict the mental health experiences of a group of participants. Unseen aims to help people find a visual language through conceptual photography, helping them express their inner experiences in an empowering and engaging way. It also aims to increase awareness and conversation about mental wellbeing, and unite us in the knowledge that everyone experiences – and can overcome – struggle.

Art & craft project assistant and garden project assistant roles – deadline 4 December 2020

Sydenham Garden, a wellbeing centre supporting people to improve their mental health in South East London, seeks two talented and passionate individuals as project assistants for two of their core adult mental health programmes. The art & craft project assistant and garden project assistant will work with their respective project leads to design, plan and deliver engaging and inclusive arts and nature-based sessions for co-workers. 

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Artist-in-residence opportunity, St John’s Waterloo – deadline 1 December 2020

St John’s Waterloo have launched Waterloo Well, a programme of creative and wellbeing activities for homeless and vulnerable people, and are looking for an artist to work within a local homelessness centre to set-up and run a creative programme of activities. This programme will be drawn up by the artist themselves in communication with the team at the day-centre who can advise, from their own experiences. At the end of the residency, St John’s Waterloo shall seek to exhibit the collaborative work created by the artist and the centre’s guests at Waterloo Festival 2021

Culture, Creativity and Health Winter Gathering, London Regional Event – 17 November 2020

Arts & Health South West, alongside Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance regional champions and the LENs regional champions, have organised a morning of networking, key updates and case studies. Sign up to hear from members of the London steering group about current pan-London health and wellbeing initiatives; get inspired through case studies from organisations who have adapted their provision for Covid-19 and network informally to share your current practice and challenges.

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance scoping event – 3 November 2020

The Young Ealing Foundation and Arts in Ealing would like to form an alliance between the arts and health sectors in Ealing to harness the positive effects of arts on health and wellbeing and create a space where impactful projects and partnerships can be born.

This initial meeting will serve as a scoping event to register interest and discuss potential projects and collaboration opportunities, and is open to all organisations working in the borough of Ealing who would be interested in becoming part of the alliance.

Culture Mile Imagine Fund micro-grants – deadline 26 October 2020

Culture Mile is offering ten micro-grants to support local people to develop ideas for the area which will help create a better future in light of the global pandemic.

These ideas can be creative, cultural or community and involve anything you’d like to spend some time exploring. They are open to all and any projects – community gardening, workspace, food events, creative workshops, arts projects, local radio – anything you’d like to have a go at with your friends & neighbours.

Find out more and apply


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