North East

Community Artist, Newcastle City Council Arts Development Team – deadline 21 June 2013

Newcastle Arts Development team, Culture and Creativity Advisor and the Healthy Schools team are interested in developing an art project linked to the Healthy Schools Plus programme currently running within the city.

The intention is to pilot a creative project with three primary schools in the Inner West area of the city that would engage children in a creative programme of development linked to improving their health and well being in relation to the healthy weight agenda.

Business & Data Manager SE Northumberland Creative People&Places, Woodhorn Charitable Trust – deadline 3 June 2013

This project has been awarded over £2.4milllion from Arts Council England towards an ambitious plan which aims to make a sustainable change to the way that people in South East Northumberland experience and create great art.

The programme aims to involve local people in commissioning artists from all over the world and find out more about how art can play a significant role in improving health and wellbeing and creating social energy within communities, as well as creating new spaces for people to experience art and support artists already living and working in the area.

Everyone Deserves Music – community music symposium, Gateshead – 13&14 May 2013

The Sage Gateshead, together with Soundsense is hosting its first Community Music Symposium to look at the challenges facing community music provision in the current economic climate. The symposium will examine the role of musicians in community settings and changes to the pedagogy for music education as well as exploring international approaches to community music practice.


Blyth Community Hospital Artist in Residency, North East – deadline 6 May 2013

Queens Hall Arts, Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure and the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust would like to commission an artist or arts organisation to run a participatory programme of workshops with the aim of developing a final art work or arts resource for the Blyth Community Hospital.

This residency offers a period of time for an artist or group/organisation to research the environment of Blyth Community Hospital, to spend quality time in participatory work with patients, families and staff in order to create a lasting artwork or arts resource for the centre.

Arts Alliance Research, North East, Central and South West

Northumbria and Bath Spa Universities have been commissioned by the Arts Alliance to carry out a series of case studies investigating the impact that arts practice in the criminal justice system might have on adults and young people desisting from crime. The research will primarily take place in the North East, Central and South West areas of England.

Lead Artist: St Oswald's Art Project, Helix Arts, North East – deadline 13 February

Helix Arts works with artists, in partnership with public and voluntary sector organisations, to create opportunities for people to participate in high quality arts activity.

Helix Arts is seeking applications from artists working in any artform to undertake the delivery of St Oswald’s Arts Project, a three-month arts programme delivered in partnership by St Oswald’s Hospice and Helix Arts offering children and young people involved with St Oswald’s the opportunity to explore their creativity.

Alice in Bed, by Susan Sontag, Newcastle, 27 February to 3 March

Alice in Bed is based on the life and diaries of Alice James (1848-92), sharp witted sister to Henry and William James.

The play asks questions about the way in which we understand illness and health in modern society and the value of subjective experience in contemporary culture.

Tender Buttons production takes place in an immersive and playful environment designed by artist Ben Jeans Houghton for The Stephenson Works. In one of Newcastle’s most historically significant buildings, the audience are invited to explore the world of Alice’s mind.

Participation Facilitator, Northern Stage – deadline 31 January

To devise and deliver participatory theatre projects in schools, colleges and community settings. Experience of leading workshops with people of all ages and abilities and an enhanced CRB check are essential.

Full-time, fixed-term

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Freelance Arts and Health Project Manager required, Rotherham MBC – deadline 6 January

ARTiculate is a 2 year multi-artform project with Mental Health Service Users in Swallownest Court Adult Inpatient Unit, and Woodlands Older People Mental Health Unit, both part of the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). The project is led by Rotherham MBC Community Arts Service (Arts and Health Officer), in partnership with RDaSH.

The project is an action research project; as well as being designed to improve the health and wellbeing of participants through participation in arts workshops, evaluation plays a key role.

Critical Conversations: dialogues around the practice of arts in participatory settings, The Sage Gateshead – booking deadline 23 November

Hosted by The Sage Gateshead, this event will explore where some of the boundaries exist for musicians working in participatory settings and the influence of the context on artistic practice.

As part of a national arts research project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and designed to facilitate new dialogues around and understandings of participatory arts practice, The Sage Gateshead is working with University of Sunderland and a consortium of regional partners (ArtWorks North East) to develop a clearer understanding of what makes for good participatory practice.


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