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What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

Artist opportunity with Equal Arts – deadline 12 April 2021

Equal Arts are looking for artists with experience and knowledge of gardening in community settings to join their HenPower Project, delivering sessions in the care settings they support.

Initially delivering sessions online, then returning to the gardens of care homes, the organisation is planning projects in the North East, North West and London for freelance artists.

Find out more and how to apply here

 

Arts and design project officer vacancy within the NHS – deadline 15 March 2020

The NHS is looking for an art and design project officer to join the York Arts in Hospitals team, to be based at Scarborough Hospital.

The officer will act as a point of contact for art related issues and will represent the Art and Design Service by participating in capital scheme project teams or by acting as the project co-ordinator for smaller art projects. They will also manage the day to day maintenance of art related activities, art performances, volunteers and the recording of information.

Illuminating the Self, Newcastle – until 9 May 2020

Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie investigate the human perspective of living with epilepsy and the potential impact of technological interventions within the brain. Across two galleries (Vane Gallery 15 January-29 February and Hatton Gallery 17 January-9 May), both artists use a range of techniques from traditional printmaking to large-scale video and sculptural installations. The exhibition has been made in collaboration with the Newcastle University-led CANDO project which is developing a new light-based therapy for focal epilepsy.

Call for contributions: Cultures of Health and Wellbeing – 21-22 March 2019

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage/creativity and health/wellbeing - or interested in learning more about this work. It will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and political and public interest in the field.

Administrator/events coordinator for Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance – deadline Friday 12 October 2018

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is seeking an events coordinator/administrator to support this young organisation’s development over the next 12 months. The postholder will be based in Leeds with some national travel to support events and meetings.

Deadline: Friday 12 October (5pm)

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War, Newcastle – from 7 September 2018

Bobby Baker's latest work focuses on her own family history and the domestic experiences of women during the First World War, creating an immersive multi-media art installation in a terraced Newcastle house.

7 September to 9 November 2018

Understanding personal budgets – 15 &16 November 2017

Voluntary Voices is running two free training events for organisations seeking to work with people using personal budgets

The training days aim to offer:

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