North East

Art commission, Sheffield Children’s Hospital – deadline 2 June 2017

Artfelt is looking for artists for the new Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Applications are welcomed from individuals, studios, companies or collaborations with a good understanding of space, large scale graphics and surface finishes.

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Chief Executive Officer, Tees Valley Arts – deadline 8 May 2017

TVA is a participatory arts organisation based in Middlesbrough, working across the Tees Valley and beyond; the organisation champions participation in high-quality creative activities as a tool for improving the quality of life and learning for individuals and communities, especially those facing life’s challenges.

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Creative Dementia Arts Network conference, Sheffield – 27 June 2017

The sixth Creative Dementia Arts Network conference will deliver a varied programme that blends research with practice, lectures with workshops, and space and time for networking.

The focus of the conference is Arts, Dance, Music and Dementia: from Professional Practice to Social Prescription. Speakers include: Ming Hung Hsu, MHA, Kate Duncan, Nottingham City Arts, Hannah Robertshaw, Yorkshire Dance, Douglas Noble, Live Music Now, Ben Spiller, 1623 Theatre Company, Richard Coaten, Dance Psychotherapist and John Killick, Poet.

Artfelt vacancies, Sheffield Children’s Hospital – deadline 28 February 2017

Artfelt is looking for a Project Officer to oversee commissions and redevelopment projects; and a Workshop Coordinator to expand the existing programme.

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Museums for Health & Wellbeing conference – 6 March 2017

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is holding its second conference at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health and wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.

The day will offer opportunities for networking and sharing information about museum and wellbeing activities. Delegates can also take part in a range of interactive case study activities in the afternoon.

Madlove Catalyst - 27 September 2016

Madlove, an organisation which is trying to change mental healthcare environments is running a number of one day events to create new relationships between art and mental health.

Writing for Wellbeing, Leeds – 8 October 2016

A writing workshop aimed at under-25 year-olds to help stimulate creativity and enhance wellbeing.

Run by creative writer Francesca Baker.

10-12am - Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL http://www.hydeparkbookclub.co.uk/ 

2-4pm - Room 1, Level 2, Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ https://www.luu.org.uk/ 

Free, “but please buy a coffee, cake or something stronger, and consider a donation”.

National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice annual conference, York – 5 October 2016

This year’s NAACJ annual conference is ‘Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: improving outcomes in a new policy landscape’; it will include the launch of a new guide for commissioning arts projects in criminal justice settings in response to the Coates Review and the Culture White Paper. The conference and publication will highlight the unique role of the arts in supporting rehabilitation, including how arts can support safe and secure prisons and improve outcomes for offenders across the prison estate and in the community.

Freelance Artists, Arts and Wellbeing, High Peak Community Arts – deadline 14 April 2016

Project eARTh (Environmental Art and Health) is for adults experiencing mental distress or other long term conditions or physical impairments; it is looking for ideas for its existing art groups for the next 3 to 4 years, from late 2016 onwards.

Project eARTh runs projects in which the participants work collectively to create artworks – often for the community – installed in public spaces.

Freelance Project Coordinator, Music in Hospitals (North East) – closing date 15 March

Closes Tuesday 15 March 2016 (£15k-20k pro rata) Part time

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