North West

Engage 2018: A Social Prescription, Manchester – 13-14 November 2018

This year’s Engage conference focuses on collaborations between the arts, health and education and is hosted by the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, a centre for excellence in arts and health.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

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Social Prescribing Conference

The first International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference will take place at the University of Salford on 14 June 2018.

This inaugural conference aims to bring this research community together in one place for the first time in order to identify priority research areas and develop the evidence base with a common research framework that can look at the efficacy of non-clinical community interventions.

Music in Healthcare Conference – 4 June 2018

The second National Alliance for Musicians in Healthcare Conference will take place at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

Co-hosted by Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and Cascade Music CIC, Rhythmix and Opus Music CIC, speakers on the day will include Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tickets from £11

Marketing and Communications Director – deadline 5 February 2018

Manchester’s SICK! Festival is seeking a new Marketing and Communications Director to lead all areas of marketing, communications and audience development, creating and developing strategy as well as ensuring successful delivery.

Full time - £35,000 per annum

Creative Ageing – 13 February 2018

This full day seminar in Liverpool will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for older people.

The seminar aspires to ensure participants understand the essential components of developing and delivering successful creative projects with older people along with the challenges of delivering high-quality creative ageing projects.

£70 – Individual Freelancer

£100 – Representing charity/non profit

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, More Music, Lancs – deadline 19 October 2017

More Music is looking for a leader with a proven track record to maintain its position as a leading charitable organisation in community music and education.

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"Under Glass": Salford, Brighton, London, Cardiff – 18 October-25 November 2017

This new Clod Ensemble series of conversations, lectures and workshops will explore specimens and the clinical gaze, and features artists, healthcare experts and thinkers. Highlights include a lecture from globally renowned philosopher and author Havi Carel exploring the experience of illness and receiving healthcare; a behind the scenes tour and workshop inspired Wellcome Collection and Science museum stores; a performance from multi-award winning New York based artist, performer and writer Peggy Shaw; and life drawing workshops in collaboration with dancers and physiotherapists.

Emergent: Music Legacy Trainees, Drake Music – deadline 23 October 2017

Apply for Drake Music’s new three-year programme, funded by Help Musicians UK, to provide opportunities, support and greater profile to advance the next generation of disabled musicians in the pursuit of excellence in their music careers.

The project has two strands; developing new work by Disabled musicians and training new Disabled music leaders.

The aim of this exciting 3 year programme is to redress the imbalance within the music sector for Disabled musicians.

Substantial new dance programme for older people in Yorkshire

One Dance UK, People Dancing and Yorkshire Dance, supported by the National Lottery and Sport England's Active Ageing Fund, are launching a new dance programme across Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster to engage inactive people aged 55 and older in physical activity. The partners will be working with Leeds University to evaluate the project.

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“Autism Hours” at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool has signalled a new commitment to becoming more Autism-friendly, by holding Autism Hours every day during the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign this month. Environmental noise and light was reduced during the hours, from dimmer lights in the gallery shop to turning off hand dryers in the gallery toilets.

Regular Autism Hours will be instituted in the gallery in future.

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