North East

Theatre Arts Worker/Coordinator, Headway Arts, North East – deadline 30 November

Headway Arts specialises in highly inclusive participatory arts projects which offer opportunities for people to contribute to the cultural life of their communities. Headway Arts works across art forms to motivate, build confidence and creativity, offering a means of expression to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

Pen & Tonic writing taster sessions, Newcastle – 18 December

Pen and Tonic are running two writing taster sessions based on their book ‘Writing exercises that work’. The workshops are suitable for anyone who would like to know more about how writing can be good for physical and mental wellbeing.

To find out more or to book a place visit w:

Invitation for Expressions of Interest, Open Art Ltd, Yorkshire

Open Art is inviting expressions of interest from creative practitioners and curators interested and/or experienced in socially engaged arts practice, to devise and deliver a residency, as one of a series of five, which explores the theme GIFT in relation to a specific neighbourhood community in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Expressions of interest are invited from visual artists, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners, dancers, composers, as well as curators who already have experience or are interested in developing their work in a more socially engaged way.

Devising Psychosis, Jubilee Theatre, Newcastle – 29 April

A free collaborative afternoon of talks, performances, visual art, installation and conversation on the arts in wellbeing.

2pm – 5pm, St Nicholas Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Place shaping to create health and wellbeing, Newcastle – 29 March

Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting co-hosted by Gateshead Primary Care Trust.

The purpose of this event is to explore how the places we live in impact on health and wellbeing, taking into account the powers and functions of local Councils and their responsibilities for public health, and ways of gathering evidence more systematically to support the development of healthy places.

Prof David Hunter, Deputy Director Fuse will chair the event with Alyson Learmonth, Director of Public Health for Gateshead PCT. Confirmed speakers at the event include:

Producer, Open Clasp Theatre Company – deadline 9 February

Open Clasp is a women's theatre company specialising in creating high quality theatre from a female gaze for mixed audiences. As one of the Arts Council's new National Portfolio organisations, Open Clasp is seeking an experienced Producer to consolidate and build upon its achievements to date. The organisation is looking for a female Producer as an important part of the role is working closely with participants, who are predominantly vulnerable women, and building relationships with these groups.

Arts & Health Project Evaluator, Newcastle City Council – deadline 10 February

Schizophrenia 101 is a celebratory exploration by those who experience, work or live with the diagnosis, to express just what it means to them in the 21st Century. It seeks to explore, challenge and educate in an innovative and engaging manner supported by a multi-disciplinary team of arts and health professionals.

A new piece of devised theatre will be created, working with service user referrals and their families in association with a number of artists and health professionals.

Relationship Manager, Engagement & Participation, Arts Council England, North East – deadline 22 November

Arts Council England, North East are looking to recruit an arts engagement and participation specialist to lead work on audience development, participation and help achieve the mission of Great Art for Everyone. The post-holder will:

  * Lead regional work in supporting arts organisations to reach broader audiences
  * Support work in delivering cultural access to people and areas of least engagement
  * Work with a portfolio of arts organisations and practitioners to ensure participation and broader engagement is at the heart of their practice.

Using the Arts with Juvenile and Young Offenders Training, Artswork, Gateshead – 21 March 2012

A one-day workshop exploring the benefits of using creative activities with young offenders, both within the community and the secure estate. Developed in partnership with SOFT TOUCH this course will examine practical issues, such as those encountered in secure units and personal issues, such as motivation and the development of the young people. The course will use a mixture of training techniques to help educate and inform.

Special Offer Rate of £75 per person for bookings made before 16 December 2011


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